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SES names new CEO
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:13 PM ET (2313 GMT)
SES has named Steve Collar its next president and CEO. The satellite operator announced Monday that Collar, currently the CEO of SES Networks, will succeed...

Progress launch to ISS scrubbed
Posted: Sun, Feb 11 9:51 AM ET (1451 GMT)
The launch of a Progress cargo spacecraft on a "fast track" trajectory to the International Space Station was scrubbed Sunday less than a minute before...

SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy
Posted: Sun, Feb 11 9:50 AM ET (1450 GMT)
SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket, placing a demonstration payload, a sports car, into interplanetary space. The Falcon 9 lifted off from the Kennedy...

NASA studying commercial crew contingency plans
Posted: Sun, Feb 11 9:49 AM ET (1449 GMT)
NASA is starting to study a contingency option for maintaining access to the International Space Station that would turn commercial crew test flights into operational...

SES joins proposal for C-band spectrum sharing
Posted: Sun, Feb 11 9:48 AM ET (1448 GMT)
SES is backing a proposal by Intelsat and Intel to share C-band satellite spectrum in the US with terrestrial wireless providers. The company said...

Japan launches cubesat on converted sounding rocket
Posted: Sun, Feb 11 9:47 AM ET (1447 GMT)
Japan's space agency successfully launched a cubesat on a converted sounding rocket. The SS-520-5 rocket lifted off from the Uchinoura Space Center...

Russian cosmonauts replace electronics box in record-setting spacewalk
Posted: Sat, Feb 3 6:02 PM ET (2302 GMT)
Two cosmonauts set the record for the longest Russian spacewalk Friday at the International Space Station. Alexander Misurkin and Anton Shkaplerov spent eight hours and...

China launches earthquake prediction satellite
Posted: Sat, Feb 3 5:55 PM ET (2255 GMT)
China launched an earthquake science satellite and six secondary payloads early Friday. A Long March 2D lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at...

Soyuz launches 11 satellites from Vostochny
Posted: Sat, Feb 3 5:46 PM ET (2246 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket placed 11 satellites into orbit Thursday in the first launch from a new Russian site since a November failure. The Soyuz-2....

Falcon 9 launches GovSat-1
Posted: Sat, Feb 3 5:39 PM ET (2239 GMT)
SpaceX successfully launched a communications satellite for Luxembourg Wednesday. The Falcon 9 lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 4:...



news in brief
Soyuz docks with ISS
Posted: Sun, Jun 10 11:12 AM ET (1512 GMT)

Curiosity detects organic molecules and methane cycle on Mars
Posted: Sun, Jun 10 11:10 AM ET (1510 GMT)

Northrop Grumman completes acquisition of Orbital ATK
Posted: Sun, Jun 10 11:09 AM ET (1509 GMT)

news links
Monday, June 18
Business time at rocket lab
Gisbourne (NZ) Herald — 5:29 am ET (0929 GMT)
'Read With Me' Author Explores Private Space Travel
Northern Public Radio — 5:26 am ET (0926 GMT)
Forget Galileo – UK space sector should look to young stars instead
Institution of Mechanical Engineers — 5:23 am ET (0923 GMT)


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