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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
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
Sunday, September 23
Can tourism propel space exploration to new heights?
Christian Science Monitor — 8:41 am ET (1241 GMT)
Japan space robots start asteroid survey
AFP — 8:35 am ET (1235 GMT)
Kounotori 7 cargo resupply mission on its way to ISS
SpaceFlight Insider — 8:35 am ET (1235 GMT)


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