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Earth-i orders satellites from SSTL
Posted: Sun, Nov 26 10:14 AM ET (1514 GMT)
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) will build the first five Earth-imaging satellites for British company Earth-i. The satellites will be based on a...

China launches remote sensing satellites
Posted: Sun, Nov 26 10:12 AM ET (1512 GMT)
China launched three remote-sensing satellites late Monday. The Long March 6 rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 11:50 pm...

Mars streaks not evidence of water
Posted: Sun, Nov 26 10:09 AM ET (1509 GMT)
A new study finds that dark streaks on Mars are most likely caused by sand, not water. The dark streaks known as recurring slope lineae,...

Delta 2 launches JPSS-1 weather satellite
Posted: Sun, Nov 26 10:08 AM ET (1508 GMT)
A Delta 2 successfully launched a weather satellite November 18. The rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 4:47 am EST (0947...

NASA administrator nominee faces tough questions at confirmation hearing
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:16 AM ET (1516 GMT)
NASA Administrator nominee Jim Bridenstine faced sharp criticism from Democratic senators at his confirmation hearing Wednesday. The committee's ranking member, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-...

"Monster" planet puzzles astronomers
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:14 AM ET (1514 GMT)
Astronomers announced this week the discovery of a planet the size of Jupiter orbiting a star just half the size of the Sun. The planet...

Chairman of House Science Committee to retire
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:13 AM ET (1513 GMT)
The chairman of the House Science Committee announced Thursday he will retire at the end of his term. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said he...

Minotaur-C launches ten satellites for Planet
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:12 AM ET (1512 GMT)
An Orbital ATK Minotaur-C rocket successfully launched 10 satellites for Planet Tuesday afternoon. The rocket lifted off on schedule at 5:37 pm EDT (...

SpaceX launches South Korean communications satellite
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:11 AM ET (1511 GMT)
SpaceX launched a Korean communications satellite Monday, tying a record set by a competitor in the process. The Falcon 9 lifted off on schedule at...

GRACE Earth science mission ends
Posted: Sun, Oct 29 11:46 AM ET (1546 GMT)
NASA announced Friday that the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) Earth science mission had ended after problems with one of its two satellites. NASA...



news in brief
FCC chairman endorses SpaceX satellite constellation
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:29 PM ET (2329 GMT)

Soyuz launches Progress after delay
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:27 PM ET (2327 GMT)

NASA budget proposal seeks to cancel WFIRST
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:20 PM ET (2320 GMT)

news links
Sunday, February 18
SpaceX reschedules satellite launch for Wednesday
Los Angeles Times — 8:10 am ET (1310 GMT)
Forget countries, take an affordable space holiday soon
Khaleej Times — 8:08 am ET (1308 GMT)


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