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  • U.S. Ex-Im Bank's satellite push complicates its fight for survival

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Export-Import Bank, caught in a rare political storm over its mission, is fighting for survival and its best line of defense is to debunk criticism that the 80-year-old institution favors corporate giants over small...
  • SpaceX Falcon rocket lifts off with communications satellite

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - A Space Exploration Technologies Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday to put a commercial communications satellite into orbit. The 224-foot (68-meter) tall rocket lifted off...
  • Tesla mines gold in Silver State

    Tesla mines gold in Silver State
    Nevada's economic incentives for Tesla Motors won the state a coveted battery factory and an estimated 6,500 jobs, but at one of the highest costs a state has ever paid to lure a company — nearly $1.3 billion. The lavish dowry reaffirms Tesla...
  • U.S. aims to fund alternative to Russian rocket engine in 2016

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government hopes to add funding to its 2016 budget for alternatives to Russian-made rocket engines to launch sensitive satellites, a key Pentagon official said Wednesday. Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall, the Pentagon'...
  • Putin orders building hastened at new Russian spaceport

    VOSTOCHNY Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered construction sped up on a multi-billion-dollar spaceport in Russia's Far East that he said would break reliance on the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and launch future missions to...
  • SpaceX postpones rocket launch at Cape

    SpaceX postpones rocket launch at Cape
    If you looked eastward for the planned launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket early this morning, you probably were disappointed. The private space transport company delayed the planned 12:50 a.m. launch of a commercial satellite for AsiaSat from the Cape...
  • SpaceX delays satellite launch after test rocket explosion in Texas

    The planned launch of a SpaceX rocket early Tuesday has been delayed following the explosion late last week of an experimental rocket over the company’s Texas facility. SpaceX had slated its launch of the AsiaSat 6 commercial communications...
  • SpaceX delays launch after test rocket explosion

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - Space Exploration Technologies will delay the launch of its next Falcon 9 rocket by up to two weeks following Friday's explosion of a related prototype vehicle during a flight test, officials said on Tuesday. The...
  • SpaceX rocket terminated in Texas test flight, company says

    SpaceX rocket terminated in Texas test flight, company says
    A Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket suffered an anomaly shortly after launch on a test flight in Texas on Friday, triggering its automatic termination system, the company said in a statement. "Earlier today, in McGregor, Texas, SpaceX...
  • Boeing says completed key design review for space taxi

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co has completed a key review of its design for a new commercial venture to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, making it the only one of four rival bidders to finish the NASA work on time, company officials...
  • Kennedy Space Center's quiet rebirth slowly taking shape

    Kennedy Space Center's quiet rebirth slowly taking shape
    Kennedy Space Center is relatively quiet these days, but there’s a rebirth taking shape in the historic buildings and grounds. On a recent tour, I was able to see ongoing work to retool large areas of the complex for a new era of space flight. I...
  • Another former SpaceX employee sues over alleged labor law violations

    Upstart rocket manufacturer and darling of the commercial space industry SpaceX is facing another lawsuit over its labor practices. In the second of two lawsuits filed in Los Angeles County last week, a former employee alleges that the rocket maker...