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FCC approves plans for SpaceX, other satellite constellations
Posted: Sun, Nov 18 8:15 AM ET (1315 GMT)
SpaceX and three other companies won FCC approval for new satellite constellations Thursday. The FCC approved SpaceX's proposal for a constellation of 7,518...

Russia plans to resume crewed Soyuz launches in December
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 9:00 AM ET (1400 GMT)
Russian officials said Thursday that they're ready to resume crewed Soyuz launches in December after tracking down the cause of last month's launch...

China launches Beidou satellite
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 8:59 AM ET (1359 GMT)
China launched another Beidou navigation satellite Thursday. A Long March 3B rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 11:57 am EDT (...

Dawn mission declared over
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 8:58 AM ET (1358 GMT)
NASA announced Thursday that the Dawn mission to the asteroid belt has come to an end. The agency said the spacecraft failed to make contact...

Maxar plans to sell GEO satellite unit
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 8:57 AM ET (1357 GMT)
Maxar confirmed plans Wednesday to sell its GEO satellite business unit. In an earnings call, Maxar CEO Howard Lance said the company's "primary path"...

Kepler mission ends
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 8:56 AM ET (1356 GMT)
NASA's Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft has ended operations after running out of fuel. NASA announced Tuesday that the spacecraft would no longer be able...

Final Delta 2 launches ICESat-2
Posted: Sun, Sep 16 10:41 AM ET (1441 GMT)
A Delta 2 successfully launched a NASA Earth science satellite Saturday in the final launch for the venerable rocket. The Delta 2 7420-10 lifted...

Japanese ISS cargo mission launch scrubbed
Posted: Sun, Sep 16 10:40 AM ET (1440 GMT)
A technical problem with an H-2B rocket has postponed the launch of a Japanese cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station for an extended...

SpaceX to announce new plans for circumlunar trip
Posted: Sun, Sep 16 10:39 AM ET (1439 GMT)
SpaceX will announce plans September 17 to send someone around the moon on its BFR vehicle. In a pair of tweets late Thursday, the company...

Lockheed Martin wins order for GPS 3 satellites
Posted: Sun, Sep 16 10:38 AM ET (1438 GMT)
The Air Force has awarded a contract worth $7.2 billion to Lockheed Martin to produce the next batch of GPS 3 satellites. The contract,...



news in brief
Soyuz sends new crew to ISS
Posted: Tue, Dec 4 5:06 PM ET (2206 GMT)

NASA selects winners in CLPS competition
Posted: Tue, Dec 4 5:04 PM ET (2204 GMT)

Rocket launches Russian military satellites
Posted: Tue, Dec 4 5:02 PM ET (2202 GMT)

news links
Wednesday, December 12
Spire Taps Galileo for Space-Based Weather Data
GlobeNewswire — 3:35 am ET (0835 GMT)


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