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SpaceX launches communications satellite, lunar lander
Posted: Sat, Feb 23 5:27 PM ET (2227 GMT)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a communications satellite and lunar lander Thursday night. The Falcon 9 lifted off on schedule at 8:45 pm...

Soyuz launches Egyptian satellite despite upper stage problem
Posted: Sat, Feb 23 5:26 PM ET (2226 GMT)
An Egyptian satellite made it to orbit Thursday despite an apparent problem with its Soyuz rocket. The Soyuz-2.1b rocket launched from the Baikonur...

Hayabusa2 touches down on asteroid
Posted: Sat, Feb 23 5:25 PM ET (2225 GMT)
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft made a successful touch-and-go landing on the asteroid Ryugu Thursday. Telemetry from the spacecraft indicated that it touched down...

Soyuz upper stage issue may delay first OneWeb launch
Posted: Sat, Feb 2 10:34 AM ET (1534 GMT)
OneWeb confirmed a Soyuz problem will delay the launch of its first satellites. Greg Wyler, founder and chairman of OneWeb, tweeted that an anomaly with...

SSL backs out of satellite servicing program with DARPA
Posted: Sat, Feb 2 10:31 AM ET (1531 GMT)
Space Systems Loral (SSL) said Wednesday it was terminating an agreement with DARPA to develop a satellite servicing system. SSL, a division of Maxar Technologies,...

Defense Department to seek to create Space Force within the Air Force
Posted: Sat, Feb 2 10:28 AM ET (1528 GMT)
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan confirmed Tuesday that the Pentagon's proposal for the Space Force will place it within the Air Force. Speaking with...

NASA making final bid to restore contact with Opportunity Mars rover
Posted: Sat, Feb 2 10:25 AM ET (1525 GMT)
NASA is making new, and potentially final, efforts to restore communications with the Mars rover Opportunity. JPL announced January 25 it would send new commands...

Virgin Galactic lays off staff
Posted: Sat, Feb 2 10:20 AM ET (1520 GMT)
Virgin Galactic confirmed Jan. 25 that it laid off dozens of employees earlier in the month. The company said about 40 employees, roughly five percent...

Five-week government shutdown ends
Posted: Sun, Jan 27 11:01 AM ET (1601 GMT)
A five-week partial government shutdown that idled most of NASA and several other agencies involved in space activities came to an end Friday. President...

PSLV launches military, student satellites
Posted: Sun, Jan 27 11:00 AM ET (1600 GMT)
An Indian rocket successfully launched a small military imaging satellite Thursday. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at...



news in brief
Vector replaces CEO and suspends operations
Posted: Mon, Aug 12 4:03 PM ET (2003 GMT)

Atlas 5 launches AEHF-5 communications satellite
Posted: Mon, Aug 12 4:00 PM ET (2000 GMT)

Ariane 5 launches two communications satellites
Posted: Mon, Aug 12 3:58 PM ET (1958 GMT)

news links
Saturday, August 17
Florida's Space Coast is booming with commercial activity
WFTV Orlando — 10:34 am ET (1434 GMT)
Northrop Grumman setting up shop inside NASA's VAB
WOFL-TV Orlando — 10:33 am ET (1433 GMT)
Virgin Galactic Unveils Its New Space Base, but No Flights Yet
Bloomberg News — 10:29 am ET (1429 GMT)


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