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Eutelsat satellite suffers anomaly after launch
Posted: Sat, Oct 26 4:49 PM ET (2049 GMT)
A Eutelsat communications satellite launched earlier this month has a solar array problem. Eutelsat said Thursday it is investigating an "incident" with one of two...

Virgin Galactic completes merger
Posted: Sat, Oct 26 4:48 PM ET (2048 GMT)
Virgin Galactic will become a publicly traded company next week as it completes a merger. Shareholders in Social Capital Hedosophia (SCH), a special-purpose acquisition...

Blue Origin forms "national team" to compete for NASA lunar lander contract
Posted: Sat, Oct 26 4:46 PM ET (2046 GMT)
Blue Origin announced Tuesday it is joining forces with three other companies on a "national team" to propose a lunar lander to NASA. Blue Origin...

China launches classified satellite
Posted: Sat, Oct 19 6:35 PM ET (2235 GMT)
China launched a secretive satellite Thursday. A Long March 3B lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 11:21 am EDT (1521 GMT)...

ESA seeks nearly $14 billion over three years
Posted: Sat, Oct 19 6:34 PM ET (2234 GMT)
The European Space agency will seek nearly $14 billion over the next three years from its member states next month. ESA Director-General Jan Woerner...

InSight makes progress with heat flow probe
Posted: Sat, Oct 19 6:33 PM ET (2233 GMT)
An instrument on NASA's Mars InSight lander has made new progress burrowing into the Martian surface. NASA said Thursday that the probe, or "mole,"...

Boeing plans December orbital test flight of Starliner
Posted: Sat, Oct 12 8:08 PM ET (0008 GMT)
Boeing plans to launch an uncrewed test of its commercial crew vehicle in mid-December. A company executive said Wednesday the Orbital Flight Test of...

Proton launches two commercial satellites
Posted: Sat, Oct 12 8:08 PM ET (0008 GMT)
A Proton rocket lifted off Wednesday carrying two commercial satellites. The Proton launched on schedule at 6:18 am EDT (1018 GMT) from the Baikonur...

Boeing to invest in Virgin Galactic
Posted: Sat, Oct 12 8:06 PM ET (0006 GMT)
Boeing announced Tuesday it will make a small but strategic investment in Virgin Galactic. Boeing HorizonX Ventures will invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic once...

Soyuz returns crew from ISS
Posted: Sun, Oct 6 11:06 AM ET (1506 GMT)
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three people form the International Space Station landed safely in Kazakhstan Thursday. The Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft landed at 6:59...

news in brief
Maxar to sell MDA
Posted: Tue, Dec 31 1:44 PM ET (1844 GMT)

Long March 5 returns to flight
Posted: Tue, Dec 31 1:43 PM ET (1843 GMT)

Rockot performs final launch
Posted: Tue, Dec 31 1:41 PM ET (1841 GMT)

news links
Sunday, January 19
Satellite company Rocket Lab to move headquarters to Long Beach
Long Beach (CA) Post — 7:24 am ET (1224 GMT)
Virgin Galactic Has New COO, a New Ship and a Surging Stock
Bloomberg News — 7:22 am ET (1222 GMT)

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