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Cassini mission ends with a plunge into Saturn's atmosphere
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 9:06 AM ET (1306 GMT)
NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn ended Friday as the spacecraft plunged into the atmosphere of Saturn. Spacecraft controllers received the last signals from the...

ESA signs first Ariane 6 launch contract
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:54 AM ET (1254 GMT)
The European Space Agency has signed the first contract for an Ariane 6 launch. ESA has agreed to launch four Galileo navigation satellites on two...

Soyuz launches new crew to the ISS
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:49 AM ET (1249 GMT)
Three new crewmembers are on board the International Space Station after a Soyuz flight Tuesday. The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft lifted off from the Baikonur...

Proton launches Amazonas-5
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:43 AM ET (1243 GMT)
A Proton rocket successfully launched a communications satellite Monday. The Proton lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:23 pm EDT (1923...

SES awards seven-satellite contract to Boeing for O3b mPower
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:33 AM ET (1233 GMT)
SES awarded a contract to Boeing Monday to build seven satellites for O3b's next-generation system. The O3b mPOWER system will provide "multiple terabits"...

Falcon 9 launches X-37B
Posted: Sat, Sep 9 11:07 AM ET (1507 GMT)
SpaceX successfully launched the Air Force's X-37B spaceplane Thursday. A Falcon 9 carrying the X-37B lifted off at 10:00 am EDT (...

Cape Canaveral preparing for Hurricane Irma
Posted: Sat, Sep 9 10:59 AM ET (1459 GMT)
Florida's Space Coast is preparing for Hurricane Irma. The Kennedy Space Center will be closed Friday and Monday due to the storm, with only...

NASA studying alternative options to Europa lander
Posted: Sat, Sep 9 10:54 AM ET (1454 GMT)
NASA is studying alternative, and potentially less expensive, options for a Europa lander mission. Agency officials said at a meeting of a science advisory group...

Booster problem scrubs Ariane 5 launch
Posted: Sat, Sep 9 10:50 AM ET (1450 GMT)
A rare last-second scrub delayed Tuesday's Ariane 5 launch of two communications satellites. The rocket's cryogenic main engine started up as the...

Soyuz returns with record-setting astronaut
Posted: Sun, Sep 3 10:10 AM ET (1410 GMT)
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three people, including a NASA astronaut who set records while on the International Space Station, safely landed in Kazakhstan Sunday. The...



news in brief
Final Delta 2 launches ICESat-2
Posted: Sun, Sep 16 10:41 AM ET (1441 GMT)

Japanese ISS cargo mission launch scrubbed
Posted: Sun, Sep 16 10:40 AM ET (1440 GMT)

SpaceX to announce new plans for circumlunar trip
Posted: Sun, Sep 16 10:39 AM ET (1439 GMT)

news links
Friday, October 19
The BepiColombo spacecraft is about to blast off to Mercury
New Scientist — 5:42 am ET (0942 GMT)
BepiColombo spacecraft launches on mission to Mercury
The Guardian — 5:33 am ET (0933 GMT)


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