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Sources: Spaceflight Now's January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December 2009.

N.b.: Stories missing from the web server from 11 August to 29 December 2009 - not indexed.

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AEHF:
• Major test of second AEHF satellite underway, 9 February 2009.
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Aerocube 3 (19 May 2009):
• Minotaur lofts experimental satellite for U.S. military, 19 May 2009.
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Amazonas 2 (1 October 2009):
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ANDE Passive (Pollux) & ANDE Active (Castor) (30 July 2009):
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Anusat (20 April 2009):
• India readies Israeli radar spysat to eye Pakistan, 16 April 2009.
• Indian rocket launches Israeli-built spy satellite, 20 April 2009.
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Apollo:
• Historic Apollo landing sites imaged by new lunar orbiter, 17 July 2009.
• To the Moon with Apollo astronauts: A high adventure, 20 July 2009.
• Astronaut Armstrong marks anniversary in his own words, 20 July 2009.
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AprizeSat 4 & AprizeSat 3 (29 July 2009):
• Converted missile orbits six small satellites, 29 July 2009.
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Ares (U.S. launcher):
• Ares 1-X test rocket being assembled for launch, 9 July 2009.
• Ares passes milestone amid growing uncertainty, August 2009.
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Ariane 5 (European launcher): 
• Ariane 5 rocket trucks four spacecraft into orbit, 12 February 2009.
• Engineering double checks put off next Ariane launch, 2 April 2009.
• Herschel and Planck gear up for 14 May launch, 6 May 2009.
• Ariane 5 launch timeline, 13 May 2009.
• Ariane 5 rocket launches double science payload, 14 May 2009.
• Mission Status Center.
• A new generation for mobile satellite communications, 1 July 2009.
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Asiasat 5 (11 August 2009):
• Asian communications satellite launched by Proton, 11 August 2009.
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Asteroids:
• Half-baked asteroids have Earth-like crust, 7 January 2009.
• New technique to measure asteroids' sizes and shapes, 6 February 2009.
• Scientists find asteroids are missing, and possibly why, 25 February 2009.
• Solar wind tans young asteroids, study reveals, 28 April 2009.
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Astronauts:
• Former astronaut Charles Bolden picked to lead NASA, 23 May 2009.
• Cirque du Soleil founder eager to visit space station, 23 July 2009.
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Atlas V (U.S. launcher):
• WGS 2 readied for launch aboard Atlas 5 rocket.
• Military satellite to give major communications boost, 16 March 2009.
• Mission Status Center.
• Photos: Atlas rolled to launch pad.
• Photos: WGS 2 readied for launch aboard Atlas 5 rocket.
• With leaky valve replaced, Atlas ready to try again, 30 March 2009.
• With leaky valve replaced, Atlas ready to try again, 30 March 2009.
• NASA's robotic return to the moon delayed to June, 1 April 2009.
• Atlas 5 rocket successfully launches military satellite, 3 April 2009.
• Mission Status Center.
• Photos: WGS 2 readied for launch aboard Atlas 5 rocket.
• Photos: Atlas rolled to launch pad.
• Photos: Atlas rolled to launch pad.
• Photos: Atlas launches WGS 2 satellite.
• Launch of NASA's lunar probes delayed to mid-June, 15 May 2009.
• Secret PAN satellite leads Cape milspace launch surge, 26 May 2009.
• NASA prepares to take first steps back to the Moon, 17 June 2009.
• Mission Status Center.
• Photos: Atlas rolled to launch pad.
• Photos: Atlas 5 rocket poised for launch.
• Rocket launch puts NASA on its journey back to the Moon, 18 June 2009.
• Photos: Atlas 5 rocket launches on lunar mission.
• Photos: Atlas 5 rocket launches on lunar mission.
• Photos: Atlas 5 rocket launches on lunar mission.
• Photos: Atlas 5 rocket launches on lunar mission.
• Atlas rocket team continues active year of launches, 9 July 2009.
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BEESAT (23 September 2009):
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Beidou 6 / Compass G2 (14 April 2009):
• Navigation satellite deployed in Chinese launch, 14 April 2009.
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BLITS (17 September 2009):
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Cassini (15 October 1997):
• Cassini finds hydrocarbon rains may fill Titan lakes, 29 January 2009.
• Thruster swap planned aboard the Cassini spacecraft, 3 February 2009.
• Cassini maps global pattern of Titan's dunes, 28 February 2009.
• Newfound moon may be source of outer Saturn ring, 3 March 2009.
• Titan may have subsurface ocean of hydrocarbons, 12 April 2009.
• Cassini finds Titan's clouds hang on to summer, 6 June 2009.
• New images kick off Cassini celebrations at Greenwich, 22 June 2009.
• Finding from Cassini hints at ocean within Saturn moon, 24 June 2009.
• Volcanoes and lakes in new images of Titan, 6 August 2009.
• Structures leap from Saturn rings as equinox approaches, 10 August 2009.
• Clouds discovered over tropics of Saturn's moon, August 2009.
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CEV / Crew Exploration Vehicle (see also Orion):
• Historic KSC building readied for Orion spacecraft work, 26 January 2009.
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Chandra X-Ray Observatory (formerly AXAF, 23 July 1999):
• An erratic black hole that regulates itself, 31 March 2009.
• Resolving a galactic mystery, 3 May 2009.
• Chandra observatory marks a decade of X-ray astronomy, 23 July 2009.
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Chang Zheng (Chinese launcher):
• Navigation satellite deployed in Chinese launch, 14 April 2009.
• Observation satellite launched into orbit by China, 23 April 2009.
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Cluster 2 (9 September 2000):
• Three European space missions extended, 10 February 2009.
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Comets:
• Comet Lulin visits inner  Solar System, 23 February 2009.
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COMSATBw-1 (1 October 2009):
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Constellation (NASA program):
• ATK and NASA complete major milestones for Constellation, 26 January 2009.
• Obama orders review of manned space plans, 7 May 2009.
• NASA braces for review of manned space flight plans, 8 May 2009.
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COROT (27 December 2006):
• CoRoT discovers most Earth-like exoplanet yet, 3 February 2009.
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CP6 (19 May 2009):
• Minotaur lofts experimental satellite for U.S. military, 19 May 2009.
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Curiosity: see MSL / Mars Science Laboratory rover 
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DAWN (27 September 2007): 
• Craft falling for Mars, 16 February 2009.
• Dawn spacecraft sling-shots around Mars, 18 February 2009.
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Deimos 1 (29 July 2009):
• Converted missile orbits six small satellites, 29 July 2009.
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Delta (U.S. launcher): 
• Photos: Delta 4-Heavy poised for Saturday launch.
• Photos: Delta 4-Heavy poised for Saturday launch.
• Photos: Aerial views of Delta 4-Heavy.
• Eavesdropping craft critical for monitoring terrorists, 17 January 2009.
• Mission Status Center.
• Photos: Launch of the Delta 4-Heavy rocket.
• Photos: Gantry rolled back from Delta 2 rocket, 3 February 2009.
• History abounds in launch of crucial weather satellite, 6 February 2009.
• Mission Status Center.
• Photos: Delta launches new weather observatory, 6 February 2009.
• Photos: Delta launches new weather observatory, 6 February 2009.
• Delta 4 rocket rolls out for the launcher's 10th mission, 27 February 2009.
• Photos: Gantry rolled back from Delta 2 rocket.
• Mission Status Center.
• Delta 2 rocket delivers another GPS satellite to orbit, 24 March 2009.
• Photos: Delta 2 rocket launches GPS 2R-20.
• Weather satellite launch delayed to repair rocket leak, 10 April 2009.
• Mission Status Center.
• Delta 341 launch timeline, 1 May 2009.
• Delta 2 launch ground track.
• Photos: Delta 2 rocket launches from Vandenberg with missile defense research craft, 5 May 2009.
• Photos: Delta 2 rocket launches from Vandenberg with missile defense research craft.
• Photos: Launch pad on the day before liftoff.
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DirecTV 12 (29 December 2009):
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Dnepr (Russian launcher):
• Converted missile orbits six small satellites, 29 July 2009.
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DMC-2 / UK-DMC 2 (29 July 2009):
• Converted missile orbits six small satellites, 29 July 2009.
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DMSP 5D F-18 (18 October 2009):
• Atlas rocket team continues active year of launches, 9 July 2009.
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DRAGONSat - AggieSat 2 & DRAGONSat - PARADIGM/BEVO 1 (30 July 2009):
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DSCOVR / Deep Space Climate Observatory ("Gore Sat"): 
• Mothballed satellite sits in warehouse, waits for new life, 2 March 2009.
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DSP / Defense Support Program satellites:
• U.S. military spacecraft aid search for missing Airbus, 1 June 2009.
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DSP-23 (11 November 2007):
• Secret inspection satellites boost space intelligence ops, 14 January 2009.
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Dubaisat-1 (29 July 2009):
• Converted missile orbits six small satellites, 29 July 2009.
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Earth (planet):
• Space has never been closer, 4 January 2009.
• New study reveals hazards of severe space weather, 5 January 2009.
• Satellite information shows Arctic literally on thin ice, 6 April 2009.
• Will the Sun's decline affect climate change?, 22 April 2009.
• New blow for dinosaur-killing asteroid theory, 27 April 2009.
• Electrical tornadoes in space drive the Northern Lights, 27 April 2009.
• NASA survey reveals dramatic Arctic sea ice thinning, 8 July 2009.
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Europa (Jupiter's moon):
• Jovian moons get top priority for next flagship mission, 18 February 2009.
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Eutelsat W2A (3 April 2009):
• Multi-tasking satellite deployed by 50th ILS Proton, 3 April 2009.
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Eutelsat W7 (23 November 2009):
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ExoMars ( ):
• Mars' winds make rocks walk, 11 January 2009.
• Geologic features in Martian craters shaped by water, 8 February 2009.
• Mars water story spawns kudos and controversy, 24 March 2009.
• Mars spacecraft teams on alert for dust-storm season, 15 April 2009.
• First direct evidence of lightning on Mars, 23 June 2009.
• Landforms indicate 'recent' warm weather on Mars, 29 June 2009.
• Mars, methane and mysteries, 10 Augsut 2009.
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Exoplanets:
• Baby Jupiters must gain weight fast, 5 January 2009.
• Dead stars are telling the story of planetary birth, 5 January 2009.
• Brown dwarfs don't hang out with stars, 7 January 2009.
• Search finds a super-Neptune, 27 January 2009.
• Planet with wild temperature swings studied by Spitzer, 28 January 2009.
• Dust factory found  around Cas A, 24 February 2009.
• Hubble finds hidden exoplanet in archival data, 1 April 2009.
• Graveyards of solar systems around dead suns, 20 April 2009.
• Rocky Earthlike planet discovered, 21 April 2009.
• Are imaged planets really failed stars?, 22 April 2009.
• Missing planets attest to power of stars' tides, 27 April 2009.
• Did life need asteroid bombardment?, 22 May 2009.
• Planet-hunting method succeeds at last, 29 May 2009.
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Express AM-44 & Express MD1 (11 February 2009):
• Two Russian communications satellites share ride to space, 11 February 2009.
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Falcon (U.S. launcher):
• New SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket tests its Cape Canaveral pad, 12 January 2009.
• SpaceX announces plans for next Falcon 1 launch, 17 March 2009.
• SpaceX launch of Falcon 1 rocket postponed, 19 April 2009.
• Commercial launch of SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket a success, 14 July 2009.
• Mission Status Center.
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Fermi / GLAST (11 June 2008):
• Fermi telescope unveils a dozen new pulsars, 9 January 2009.
• Swift, Fermi probe fireworks from flaring gamma-ray star, 10 February 2009.
• Fog lifted on dark gamma-ray bursts across the universe, 8 June 2009.
• NASA's Fermi telescope probes dozens of pulsars, 4 July 2009.
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GLAST: see Fermi.
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GOCE / Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (17 March 2009):
• Final preps underway for launch of gravity mapper, 15 March 2009.
• Gravity mapper ascends to space atop Rockot booster, 17 March 2009.
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GOES 14 / GOES-O (27 June 2009):
• Mission Status Center.
• Delta 4 rocket rolls out for the launcher's 10th mission, 27 February 2009.
• Weather satellite launch delayed to repair rocket leak, 10 April 2009.
• GOES launch timeline, 20 June 2009.
• Delta 4 launch ground track, 20 June 2009.
• Delta 4 deploys an advanced weather observatory, 27 June 2009.
• Photos: Delta 4 rocket stands ready for launch, 26 June 2009.
• Photos: Delta 4 rocket launches GOES O.
• GOES launch timeline, 20 June 2009.
• Delta 4 launch ground track, 20 June 2009.
• Delta 4 deploys an advanced weather observatory, 27 June 2009.
• Photos: Delta 4 rocket stands ready for launch, 26 June 2009.
• Photos: Delta 4 rocket launches GOES O.
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GOSAT / Ibuki (23 January 2009):
• Japan launches satellite to track greenhouse gases, 23 January 2009.
• Atlas rocket team continues active year of launches, 9 July 2009.
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H-II (Japanese launcher):
• Japan launches satellite to track greenhouse gases, 23 January 2009.
• New Japanese rocket fires its engines on launch pad, 2 April 2009.
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HawkSat-1 (19 May 2009):
• Minotaur lofts experimental satellite for U.S. military, 19 May 2009.
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Helios 2B (18 December 2009):
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Herschel Space Observatory (14 May 2009):
• Mission Status Center.
• Engineering double checks put off next Ariane launch, 2 April 2009.
• Herschel and Planck gear up for 14 May launch, 6 May 2009.
• Herschel and Planck gear up for 14 May launch, 6 May 2009.
• European spacecraft to put cold eyes on the Universe, 13 May 2009.
• Ariane 5 launch timeline, 13 May 2009.
• Ariane 5 rocket launches double science payload, 14 May 2009.
• Herschel's first images promise bright future, 10 July 2009.
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HTV 1 (10 September 2009):
• New Japanese rocket fires its engines on launch pad, 2 April 2009.
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Hubble Space Telescope (25 April 1990):
• Hubble and Spitzer show Milky Way in amazing detail, 5 January 2009.
• Hubble Space Telescope finds stars that 'go ballistic, 7 January 2009.
• Hubble snaps image of a nebula within a cluster, 21 January 2009.
• Hubble uncovers unusual supernova progenitor star, 31 March 2009.
• Hubble finds hidden exoplanet in archival data, 1 April 2009.
• Hubble witnesses flaring in jet from black hole, 14 April 2009.
• On Hubble's 19th birthday, a fountain of youth, 23 April 2009.
• The history of Hubble: A grand space telescope, 9 May 2009.
• Hubble takes unplanned glance at Jupiter, 24 July 2009.
• Rejuvenated Hubble spies giant impact scar on Jupiter, 24 July 2009.
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• Hubble Reborn: Jeff Hoffman and Kathy Thornton, 31 December 2009.
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Hot Bird 10 (12 February 2009):
• Ariane 5 rocket trucks four spacecraft into orbit, 12 February 2009.
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IBEX (19 October 2008):
• IBEX mapping Solar System's unseen boundary, 20 January 2009.
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IGS O-3 / IGS 5A (23 November 2009):
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ILS / International Launch Services:
• Court filings detail Sea Launch's bankruptcy, 24 June 2009.
• An uncertain future for bankrupt Sea Launch, 30 July 2009.
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Integral (17 October 2002):
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Intelsat 14 / IS-14 (23 November 2009):
• Atlas rocket team continues active year of launches, 9 July 2009.
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Intelsat 15 / IS-15 (30 November 2009):
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Iridium ():
• Two satellites collide in orbit, 11 February 2009.
• FAA warns of possible falling satellite debris, 15 February 2009.
• Improved odds ease NASA's concerns about space debris, 16 April 2009.
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IRIS (17 September 2009):
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ISS / International Space Station (program):
• Astronauts on space station lose alarming amounts of hipbone strength, 26 January 2009.
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ISS Expedition 18 (22 October 2008 - 26 March 2009):
• Station crew takes spacewalk as shuttle nears launch, 10 March 2009.
• Spacewalk outside the space station a success, 10 March 2009.
• Station crew boards Soyuz, 12 March 2009.
• Threat of debris collision passes the space station, 12 March 2009.
• Russian Soyuz rocket launches new station crew, 26 March 2009.
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ISS Expedition 19 (26 March - 29 May 2009):
• Russian Soyuz rocket launches new station crew, 26 March 2009.
• Weather causes one-day delay in Soyuz landing, 5 April 2009.
• Station crew and tourist aim for overnight landing, 7 April 2009.
• Station crew and tourist land aboard Soyuz capsule, 8 April 2009.
• Station residents say outpost ready for bigger crew, 14 April 2009.
• Space station crew 'toasts' with recycled urine, 20 May 2009.
• Soyuz launch will boost space station crew size to six, 26 May 2009.
• Space station awaits doubling of crew this week, 27 May 2009.
• Double-sized international crew united aboard station, 29 May 2009.
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ISS Expedition 20 (29 may - 2 Octoberr 2009):
• Soyuz launch will boost space station crew size to six, 26 May 2009.
• Space station awaits doubling of crew this week, 27 May 2009.
• Expanded space station crew off to smooth start, 1 June 2009.
• Spacewalkers to prep station for new Russian module, 4 June 2009.
• Station spacewalk begins, 5 June 2009.
• Successful spacewalk ends, 5 June 2009.
• Crew performs unusual spacewalk inside station, 10 June 2009.
• International Space Station's U.S. toilet malfunctions, 19 July 2009.
• Toilet repairs complete aboard the space station, 20 July 2009.
• Station's American CO2 removal system shuts down, 25 July 2009.
• Station's carbon dioxide scrubber back on line, 26 July 2009.
• Station crew disassembles CO2 scrubber, 30 July 2009.
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ISS Expedition 21 (2 October - 1 Décember 2009):
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ITS-S6 (15 March 2009):
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ITU-p-SAT 1 (23 September 2009):
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JCSAT 12 / JCSAT R-A (21 August 2009):
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Jupiter (planet):
• Jupiter's new impact scar? DR EMILY BALDWIN, 20 July 2009.
• Jupiter's new impact scar, 20 July 2009.
• Hubble takes unplanned glance at Jupiter, 24 July 2009.
• Rejuvenated Hubble spies giant impact scar on Jupiter, 24 July 2009.
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JWST / James Webb Space Telewscope (2017):
• James Webb Space Telescope's spine now being built, 9 February 2009.
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Kagayaki (23 January 2009):
• Japan launches satellite to track greenhouse gases, 23 January 2009.
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Kepler (7 March 2009):
• Mission Status Center.
• Seeking out new worlds: Kepler ready to launch, 5 March 2009.
• Kepler spacecraft leaves Earth to discover new worlds, 6 March 2009.
• Exclusive Interview David Koch, 9 March 2009.
• Dust cover jettisoned from NASA's Kepler telescope, 7 April 2009.
• Kepler captures first views of planet-hunting territory, 16 April 2009.
• Kepler sees changing phases of giant planet, 6 August 2009.
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KKS 1 (23 January 2009):
• Japan launches satellite to track greenhouse gases, 23 January 2009.
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Kosmos 3M (Russian launcher):
• A pair of Russian spacecraft launched by small rocket, 21 July 2009.

Kosmos 2251 / Strela-2 (16June 1993):
• Two satellites collide in orbit, 11 February 2009.
• FAA warns of possible falling satellite debris, 15 February 2009.
• Improved odds ease NASA's concerns about space debris, 16 April 2009.
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Kosmos 2450 / Kobalt-M (29 April 2009):
• Russian military launches new surveillance satellite, 29 April 2009.
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Kosmos 2451, Kosmos 2452 & Kosmos 2453 (Strela, 6 July 2009):
• Russian military launch deploys three satellites, 7 July 2009.
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Kosmos 2454 / Parus (21 July 2009):
• A pair of Russian spacecraft launched by small rocket, 21 July 2009.
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Kosmos 2455 / Lotos-S (20 November 2009):
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Kosmos 2456, Kosmos 2457 & Kosmos 2458 I (Uragan, 14 December 2009):
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Koronas-Foton (30 January 2009):
• Solar physics spacecraft launched by Russia, 30 January 2009.
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Kwangmyongsong 2 (5 April 2009):
• North Korean Space Launch a "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing', 26 February 2009.
• North Korean launch fails to put anything into orbit, 5 April 2009.
• Video and pictures reveal North Korean launch details, 7 April 2009.
• North Korean rocket flew further than earlier thought, 10 April 2009.
• North Korea gambles as South readies own rocket, 14 June 2009.
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LCROSS / Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (18 June 2009):
• NASA's robotic return to the moon delayed to June, 1 April 2009.
• Launch of NASA's lunar probes delayed to mid-June, 15 May 2009.
• NASA's smashing way of answering a watery question, 17 June 2009.
• NASA prepares to take first steps back to the Moon, 17 June 2009.
• Mission Status Center.
• Photos: Atlas rolled to launch pad.
• Photos: Atlas 5 rocket poised for launch.
• Rocket launch puts NASA on its journey back to the Moon, 18 June 2009.
• Photos: Atlas 5 rocket launches on lunar mission.
• Photos: Atlas 5 rocket launches on lunar mission.
• Photos: Atlas 5 rocket launches on lunar mission.
• Photos: Atlas 5 rocket launches on lunar mission.
• Novel lunar impactor cleansed of water, 10 August 2009.
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LISA / Laser interferometer Space Antenna ():
• Gravity wave mission to help study asteroids, 7 April 2009.
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LRO / Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (18 June 2009):
• NASA's robotic return to the moon delayed to June, 1 April 2009.
• Launch of NASA's lunar probes delayed to mid-June, 15 May 2009.
• Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to peer into history, 21 May 2009.
• 21st century lunar orbiter a precursor to human missions, 17 June 2009.
• NASA prepares to take first steps back to the Moon, 17 June 2009.
• Mission Status Center.
• Photos: Atlas rolled to launch pad.
• Photos: Atlas 5 rocket poised for launch.
• Rocket launch puts NASA on its journey back to the Moon, 18 June 2009.
• Photos: Atlas 5 rocket launches on lunar mission.
• Photos: Atlas 5 rocket launches on lunar mission.
• Photos: Atlas 5 rocket launches on lunar mission.
• Photos: Atlas 5 rocket launches on lunar mission.
• NASA's lunar mapper goes into orbit around the moon, 23 June 2009.
• First pictures from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, 2 July 2009.
• Historic Apollo landing sites imaged by new lunar orbiter, 17 July 2009.
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Lunar Glob (Rusian lunar orbiter):
• Russian lunar and Mars missions face delays, 25 April 2009.
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Mars Express (2 June 2003):
• Three European space missions extended, 10 February 2009.
• Craters, lava and tectonics scooped by Mars Express, 27 July 2009.
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Mars' Russian missions:
• Russian lunar and Mars missions face delays, 25 April 2009.

Mars Odyssey 2001 (7 April 2001):
• Odyssey flight team to check status of backup system, 4 March 2009.
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Measat 3a (21 June 2009):
• Repaired satellite finally blasts off from Baikonur, 22 June 2009.
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Meridian 2 (21 May 2009):
• Soyuz rocket launches Russian military spacecraft, 22 May 2009.
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MESSENGER (3 August 2004):
• MESSENGER reveals a very dynamic planet Mercury, 30 April 2009.
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Meteor M1 (17 September 2009):
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Minotaur (U.S. launcher):
• Mission Status Center.
• Experimental TacSat craft struggling to reach space, 16 January 2009.
• U.S. military's experimental tactical satellite to launch, 3 May 2009.
• Minotaur launch timeline, 4 May 2009.
• Minotaur lofts experimental satellite for U.S. military, 19 May 2009.
• New Minotaur rocket to debut in October, 3 August 2009.
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MITEx (21 June 2006):
• Secret inspection satellites boost space intelligence ops, 14 January 2009.

Moon (Earth's): 
• Astronomers crack lunar mystery with ancient rock, 20 January 2009.
• Lunar lander technology demonstrator engine tested, 26 January 2009.
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MRO / Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (12 August 2005):
• MRO resumes normal science operations around Mars, 4 March 2009.
• Martian moon Deimos in high resolution from orbiter, 10 March 2009.
• Mars orbiter imagery boosts Curiosity rover's life search, 31 May 2009.
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MSL / Mars Science Laboratory / Curiosity (26 November 2011):
• Mars strategy shift eyed as methane boosts odds for life, 15 January 2009.
• NASA identifies ways to pay for Mars Science Lab rover, 20 January 2009.
• Student renames Mars Science Laboratory rover, 27 May 2009.
• Mars orbiter imagery boosts Curiosity rover's life search, 31 May 2009.
• Curiosity rover assembled as cost impacts debated, 5 August 2009.
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MUSES C / Hayabusa (9 May 2003):
• Asteroid sampler spacecraft heads back to planet Earth, 5 February 2009.
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Nanosat-1B (29 July 2009):
• Converted missile orbits six small satellites, 29 July 2009.
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NASA:
• Obama's NASA budget supports shuttle retirement, return to Moon, 26 February 2009.
• Former astronaut Charles Bolden picked to lead NASA, 23 May 2009.
• NASA's new leadership approved by U.S. Senate, 14 July 2009.
• NASA's new leader optimistic about space flight reviews, 21 July 2009.
• Augustine: future of human spaceflight hinges on funding, 30 July 2009.
• Committee debates options for space program's future, 5 August 2009.
• Panel: Exploration plan doesn't fit in current budget, August 2009.
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Navstar 59 (24 March 2009):
• Mission Status Center.
• Photos: Gantry rolled back from Delta 2 rocket.
• Delta 2 rocket delivers another GPS satellite to orbit, 24 March 2009.
• Photos: Delta 2 rocket launches GPS 2R-20.
• Trouble aboard latest Global Positioning System satellite, 17 June 2009.
• GPS chief dismisses concerns about health of system, 19 June 2009.
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Navstar 60 (17 August 2009):
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Nimiq-5 (17 September 2009):
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NOAA 19 (NOAA-N prime) (6 February 2009):
• Mission Status Center.
• History abounds in launch of crucial weather satellite, 6 February 2009.
• Photos: Delta launches new weather observatory, 6 February 2009.
• Photos: Delta launches new weather observatory, 6 February 2009.
• Photos: Gantry rolled back from Delta 2 rocket, 3 February 2009.
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NROL-26 (18 January 2009)
• Mission Status Center.
• Photos: Delta 4-Heavy poised for Saturday launch.
• Photos: Delta 4-Heavy poised for Saturday launch.
• Photos:Aerial views of Delta 4-Heavy.
• Eavesdropping craft critical for monitoring terrorists, 17 January 2009.
• Photos: Launch of the Delta 4-Heavy rocket.
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NSS-9 (12 February 2009):
• Ariane 5 rocket trucks four spacecraft into orbit, 12 February 2009.
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NSS 12 (29 October 2009):
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NuSTAR / Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (13 June 2012):
• NASA awards NuSTAR launch to Orbital Sciences, 9 February 2009.
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Oceansat-2 (23 September 2009):
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OCO / Orbiting Carbon Observatory( (24 February 2009)
• Mission Status Center.
• Photos: Taurus XL rocket readied for launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory.
• Photos: Taurus XL rocket readied for launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory.
• NASA environmental satellite lost in launch failure, 14 February 2009.
• Photos: Taurus rocket launches on ill-fated flight with Orbiting Carbon Observatory .
• Orbiting Carbon Observatory team proposes replacement, 20 March 2009.
• Investigators find no root cause for Taurus mishap, 17 July 2009.
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Omid (2 February 2009):
• Iran puts satellite into Earth orbit, 2 February 2009.
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Opportunity (8 July 2003):
• Mars rovers celebrate fifth year of three month mission, 2 January 2009.
• Five years and counting for the intrepid Mars rovers, 24 January 2009.
• Victoria provides Opportunity to view Mars' geological history.
• New life-related geology beckons Opportunity rover, 19 July 2009.
• Opportunity rover comes upon possible meteorite, 2 August 2009.
• Meteorite found on Mars yields clues to planet's past, 10 August 2009.
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Optus D3 (21 August 2009):
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Orion (program);
• One launch pad or two? No decision for Hubble mission, 22 January 2009.
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Palapa D (31 August 2009):
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PAN / P360 (8 September 2009):
• Secret PAN satellite leads Cape milspace launch surge, 26 May 2009.
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Pharmasat (19 May 2009):
• Minotaur lofts experimental satellite for U.S. military, 19 May 2009.
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Phoenix / Phoenix Mars Mission (4 August 2007):
• Did the Phoenix spacecraft find liquid water on Mars?, 8 March 2009.
• Phoenix lander results point to Martian climate cycles, 2 July 2009.
• Lander shows Mars characteristics similar to Earth, 8 July 2009.
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Planck (14 May 2009):
• Mission Status Center.
• Engineering double checks put off next Ariane launch, 2 April 2009.
• Cosmic time machine set for launch into space Thursday, 13 May 2009.
• Ariane 5 launch timeline, 13 May 2009.
• Ariane 5 rocket launches double science payload, 14 May 2009.
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Pluto (planet):
• VLT reveals details of Pluto’s atmosphere, 3 March 2009.
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Poisk ¦ MRM-2 (10 November 2009):
• , 2009.
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PRISM (23 January 2009):
• Japan launches satellite to track greenhouse gases, 23 January 2009.
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PROBA-2 (2 November 2009):
• , 2009.
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Progress M-66 (10 February 2009):
• Resupply ship set for Friday rendezvous with station, 10 February 2009.
• Space station receives latest Russian resupply ship, 13 February 2009.
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Progress M-02M (7 May 2009):
• Cargo freighter launches toward the space station, 7 May 2009.
• Cargo ship arrives at the International Space Station, 12 May 2009.
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Progress M-67 (24 July 2009):
• Russian cargo ship launches toward the space station, 24 July 2009.
• Station gets new cargo ship; shuttle inspections underway, 29 July 2009.
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Progress M-03M (15 October 2009):
• , 2009.
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Progress M-SO2 / Progress M-MRM2 (10 November 2009):
• , 2009.
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Proton (Russian launcher):
• Two Russian communications satellites share ride to space, 11 February 2009.
• Russian military satellite launched by Proton rocket, 28 February 2009.
• Multi-tasking satellite deployed by 50th ILS Proton, 3 April 2009.
• Proton rocket launches TV broadcaster for Asia, 16 May 2009.
• Fresh satellite launches for Sirius XM Radio listeners, 30 June 2009.
• Asian communications satellite launched by Proton, 11 August 2009.
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Protostar-2 / Indostar I (16 May 2009):
• Proton rocket launches TV broadcaster for Asia, 16 May 2009.
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PSLV (India's launcher): 
• India readies Israeli radar spysat to eye Pakistan, 16 April 2009.
• Indian rocket launches Israeli-built spy satellite, 20 April 2009.
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Raduga-1 (26 February 2009):
• Russian military satellite launched by Proton rocket, 28 February 2009.
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Razaksat (14 July 2009):
• Mission Status Center.
• SpaceX announces plans for next Falcon 1 launch, 17 March 2009.
• SpaceX launch of Falcon 1 rocket postponed, 19 April 2009.
• Commercial launch of SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket a success, 14 July 2009.
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RISAT-2 (20 April 2009):
• India readies Israeli radar spysat to eye Pakistan, 16 April 2009.
• Indian rocket launches Israeli-built spy satellite, 20 April 2009.
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Rockot (Russian launcher):
• Russian military launch deploys three satellites, 7 July 2009.
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Rubin-9.1 & Rubin-9.2 (23 September 2009):
• , 2009.
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SDS-1 (23 January 2009):
• Japan launches satellite to track greenhouse gases, 23 January 2009.
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SELENE / Kaguya (14 September 2007):
• Japanese lunar orbiter headed for a crash landing, 9 June 2009.
• A smashing end for Japanese lunar orbiter mission, 10 June 2009.
• First conclusive signature for lunar uranium, 29 June 2009.
• Japan's now-finished lunar mission found no water ice, 6 July 2009.
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SJ-11-01 / Shijian 11-01 (12 November 2009):
• , 2009.
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SOHLA-1 (23 January 2009):
• Japan launches satellite to track greenhouse gases, 23 January 2009.
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SICRAL 1B (20 April 2009):
• Sea Launch deploys military spacecraft for Italy, 20 April 2009.
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Sirius FM5 (30 June 2009):
• Fresh satellite launches for Sirius XM Radio listeners, 30 June 2009.
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SMOS (2 November 2009):
• , 2009.
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Soyuz (Russian launcher):
• Resupply ship set for Friday rendezvous with station, 10 February 2009.
• Russian Soyuz rocket launches new station crew, 26 March 2009.
• Mission Status Center.
• Russian military launches new surveillance satellite, 29 April 2009.
• Cargo freighter launches toward the space station, 7 May 2009.
• Soyuz rocket launches Russian military spacecraft, 22 May 2009.
• Soyuz launch will boost space station crew size to six, 26 May 2009.
• Mission Status Center.
• Space station awaits doubling of crew this week, 27 May 2009.
• Russian cargo ship launches toward the space station, 24 July 2009.
• , 2009.
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Soyuz TMA-13 (12 October 2008):
• Weather causes one-day delay in Soyuz landing, 5 April 2009.
• Station crew and tourist aim for overnight landing, 7 April 2009.
• Station crew and tourist land aboard Soyuz capsule, 8 April 2009.
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Soyuz TMA-14 (26 March 2009):
• Mission Status Center.
• Russian Soyuz rocket launches new station crew, 26 March 2009.
• Soyuz to deliver three-man crew to space station today, 28 March 2009.
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Soyuz TMA-15 (27 May 2009):
• Mission Status Center.
• Soyuz launch will boost space station crew size to six, 26 May 2009.
• Space station awaits doubling of crew this week, 27 May 2009.
• Double-sized international crew united aboard station, 29 May 2009.
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Soyuz TMA-16 (30 September 2009):
• Cirque du Soleil founder eager to visit space station, 23 July 2009.
• , 2009.
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Soyuz TMA-17 (20 December 2009):
• , 2009.
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Spirit (10 June 2003):
• Mars rovers celebrate fifth year of three month mission, 2 January 2009.
• Five years and counting for the intrepid Mars rovers, 24 January 2009.
• Mars rover team diagnosing unexpected behavior, 26 Janury 2009.
• Spirit rover resumes driving, 3 February 2009.
• Spirit gets energy boost from cleaner solar panels, 12 February 2009.
• NASA's Mars rover Spirit faces circuitous route, 10 March 2009.
• Spirit healthy but computer reboots raise concerns, 13 April 2009.
• Rover team analyzing Spirit reboots and amnesia events, 20 April 2009.
• Spirit rover resumes driving on the Red Planet, 25 April 2009.
• Spirit struggles with soft soil, 12 May 2009.
• JPL rover tests next week begin efforts to free Spirit, 25 June 2009.
• Stuck rover exposes fresh clues on Martian environment, 26 June 2009.
• JPL optimistic about freeing Spirit as rover tests refined, 26 July 2009.
• Skipper calls it 'extremely successful' mission so far, 26 July 2009.
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Spitzer Space Telescope / SIRTF (25 August 2003): 
• Hubble and Spitzer show Milky Way in amazing detail, 5 January 2009.
• Planet with wild temperature swings studied by Spitzer, 28 January 2009.
• Cool stars have different mix of life-forming chemicals, 8 April 2009.
• Spitzer Space Telescope to embark on new, warmer life, 22 April 2009.
• Planet crash sends vaporized rock, hot lava flying, 10 August 2009.
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SpriteSat (23 January 2009):
• , 2009.
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Spirale A & Spirale B (12 February 2009)
• Ariane 5 rocket trucks four spacecraft into orbit, 12 February 2009.
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STARS / Kukai (23 January 2009):
• , 2009.
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STEREO / Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (26 October 2006):
• Twin spacecraft may reveal secret of moon's origin, 9 April 2009.
• NASA spacecraft show 3-D anatomy of a solar storm, 14 April 2009.
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Sterkh 1 (21 July 2009):
• A pair of Russian spacecraft launched by small rocket, 21 July 2009.
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Sterkh 2 (17 September 2009):
• , 2009.
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STS / Space Shuttle: 
• One launch pad or two? No decision for Hubble mission, 22 January 2009.
• NASA poised to stop work on shuttle extension option, 13 April 2009.
• STS-400: 'Just in case, 7 May 2009.
• Obama orders review of manned space plans, 7 May 2009.
• NASA braces for review of manned space flight plans, 8 May 2009.
• Shuttle launch and noctilucent clouds point to Tunguska comet, 29 June 2009.
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STS-27 (2 December 1988):
• Legendary commander tells story of shuttle's close call, 27 March 2009.
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STS-119 / ISS 15A (Discovery, 15 March 2009):
• Mission Status Center.
• Photos: Stormy weather races across the Cape.
• Shuttle crew flies to Florida for practice countdown, 19 January 2009.
• Shuttle Discovery's launch delayed at least one week, 3 February 2009.
• Shuttle Discovery's launch postponed a few more days, 6 February 2009.
• Shuttle valve tests continue but yet not complete, 11 February 2009.
• Shuttle Discovery launch postponed once again, 13 February 2009.
• Shuttle launch put on hold, 20 February 2009.
• March launch of Discovery possible, but not certain, 24 February 2009.
• NASA targets March 12 for shuttle Discovery launch, 25 February 2009.
• Shuttle meeting to review valve work and launch date, 3 March 2009.
• NASA officially moves up Discovery's launch date, 3 March 2009.
• Discovery formally set to launch next Wednesday, 6 March 2009.
• Astronauts arrive at Florida spaceport for countdown, 8 March 2009.
• Countdown on schedule, weather forecast looks good, 9 March 2009.
• Shuttle mission to finish building station's power grid, 9 March 2009.
• Station crew takes spacewalk as shuttle nears launch, 10 March 2009.
• Launch of shuttle Discovery scrubbed by leak, 11 March 2009.
• NASA managers mull launch options for shuttle Discovery, 12 March 2009.
• Expedited repair to allow Sunday launch of Discovery, 12 March 2009.
• STS-119 Countdown Timeline, 12 March 2009.
• STS-119 Launch Windows, 12 March 2009.
• STS-119 Flight Plan, 13 March 2009.
• Pad technicians trying to fix hydrogen vent line leak, 13 March 2009.
• Still no 'smoking gun' found for hydrogen vent line leak, 14 March 2009.
• Discovery soars at sunset to boost space station power, 15 March 2009.
• Crew spending first day in space inspecting Discovery, 16 March 2009.
• Mission manager says launch appeared flawless, 16 March 2009.
• It's rendezvous day for Discovery and space station, 17 March 2009.
• Successful rendezvous for Discovery and station, 17 March 2009.
• Power payload to be handed from shuttle to station today, 18 March 2009.
• Power payload handed from Discovery to the station, 18 March 2009.
• Spacewalkers to install station's final truss today, 19 March 2009.
• Spacewalkers bolt final power truss to the station, 19 March 2009.
• Spacewalkers deploy solar array mast canisters, 19 March 2009.
• STS-119 Launch Windows, 19 March 2009.
• Power-generating solar wings to be unfurled today, 20 March 2009.
• Power-generating solar wings successfully unfurled, 20 March 2009.
• Discovery flight plan changed, 20 March 2009.
• Astronauts given to-do list for today's station spacewalk, 21 March 2009.
• Astronauts have problems deploying storage platform, 21 March 2009.
• Engineers ponder storage platform deploy solution, 21 March 2009.
• Spacewalk No. 2 ends with mixed results, 21 March 2009.
• Spacewalkers finish part of their Saturday to-do list, 21 March 2009.
• Astronauts enjoy some Sunday off-duty time, 22 March 2009.
• Problem forces station crew to delay urine test, 22 March 2009.
• Discovery moves station to ease space debris concern, 22 March 2009.
• Discovery moves station; urine processing tests begin, 23 March 2009.
• Two former teachers set for today's spacewalk, 23 March 2009.
• CETA cart repositioned, 23 March 2009.
• Astronauts free jammed pin but cargo carrier doesn't budge, 23 March 2009.
• Final spacewalk of shuttle Discovery's mission ends, 23 March 2009.
• Engineers assess cargo carrier problem for later fix, 23 March 2009.
• Astronauts enjoy quiet day before undocking, 24 March 2009.
• President calls station to chat with astronauts, 24 March 2009.
• Shuttle leaves station today, 25 March 2009.
• Space shuttle and station crews bid farewell, 25 March 2009.
• Discovery departs the international space station, 25 March 2009.
• Discovery departs the international space station, 25 March 2009.
• Astronauts prep Discovery for Saturday's landing, 27 March 2009.
• Astronauts prep Discovery for Saturday's landing, 27 March 2009.
• Discovery's re-entry to collect hypersonic research, 27 March 2009.
• Discovery's landing ground tracks.
• Weather concerns delay shuttle Discovery's landing, 28 March 2009.
• Welcome home, Discovery!, 28 March 2009.
• Tripping the boundary layer: shuttle's re-entry experiment, 29 March 2009.
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STS-125 / SM4 (Atlantis, 11 May 2009):
• Mission Status Center.
• One launch pad or two? No decision for Hubble mission, 22 January 2009.
• Atlantis returns to launch pad for Hubble mission, 31 March 2009.
• Atlantis on launch pad for Hubble mission.
• Panoramas of special shuttle sight.
• Shuttle Atlantis could launch a day sooner than planned, 22 April 2009.
• No repairs needed for Atlantis radiator ding, 24 April 2009.
• NASA officially moves up Atlantis launch to May 11, 24 April 2009.
• STS-125 Flight Plan, 28 April 2009.
• STS-125 Launch Windows, 24 April 2009.
• STS-125 Countdown Timeline, 28 April 2009.
• Atlantis cleared for launch; shuttle layoffs to begin, 30 April 2009.
• Mission preview: One last shuttle visit to Hubble, 6 May 2009.
• Fresh batteries, gyros to extend Hubble's life, 6 May 2009.
• Complex instrument repairs will challenge spacewalkers, 6 May 2009.
• Upgraded Hubble set to expand scientific horizons, 6 May 2009.
• STS-400: 'Just in case, 7 May 2009.
• Astronauts arrive as shuttle countdown starts ticking, 8 May 2009.
• Everything remains on track for Monday's launch, 10 May 2009.
• The first underwater sim for the final Hubble EVA, 10 May 2009.
• Final servicing mission begins to extend Hubble's life, 11 May 2009.
• Astronauts giving Atlantis full post-launch inspection, 12 May 2009.
• Pad flame deflector damaged during Atlantis launch, 12 May 2009.
• Minor tile damage on Atlantis doesn't appear serious, 12 May 2009.
• NASA rules out focused inspection of damaged tiles, 12 May 2009.
• Atlantis to reach the Hubble Space Telescope today, 13 May 2009.
• Shuttle heat shield in good shape for entry, 13 May 2009.
• Atlantis retrieves Hubble Space Telescope for servicing, 13 May 2009.
• Astronauts gear up for first Hubble spacewalk, 14 May 2009.
• After high-stakes drama, crew removes old camera, 14 May 2009.
• Newly installed camera passes 'aliveness' test, 14 May 2009.
• Replacement Hubble science computer installed, 14 May 2009.
• Spacewalk No. 1 ends, 14 May 2009.
• Today's Hubble spacewalk to replace gyros and batteries, 15 May 2009.
• Two new gyro packs, one refurbished unit installed, 15 May 2009.
• Spacewalk extended to get Hubble battery pack installed, 15 May 2009.
• Spacewalk No. 2 ends, 15 May 2009.
• Today's EVA to install new instrument, repair another, 16 May 2009.
• End of one era, start of another for Hubble, 16 May 2009.
• Spacewalker pulls off tricky camera repair with ease, 16 May 2009.
• Engineers evaluating data from ACS after functional test, 16 May 2009.
• Today's EVA to attempt repairs on another instrument, 17 May 2009.
• Part of camera in newly repaired instrument revived, 17 May 2009.
• Stripped bolt trips up Hubble instrument repair, 17 May 2009.
• Astronauts turn to muscle power to free stuck bolt, 17 May 2009.
• Repaired spectrograph passes 'aliveness' test, 17 May 2009.
• Astronauts set for one last Hubble spacewalk, 18 May 2009.
• Hubble gets new guidance sensor and fresh batteries, 18 May 2009.
• Astronauts install insulation panels to complete servicing, 18 May 2009.
• Grunsfeld hails Hubble as final spacewalk ends, 18 May 2009.
• Rejuvenated Hubble ready to leave the shuttle today, 19 May 2009.
• Rejunvenated Hubble released from space shuttle, 19 May 2009.
• Hubble scientist airs opinions on future space plans, 19 May 2009.
• Space station crew 'toasts' with recycled urine, 20 May 2009.
• Off-duty time for astronauts following Hubble upgrade, 20 May 2009.
• Crew conserving power in case weather delays landing, 20 May 2009.
• President Obama hails successful Hubble repair, 20 May 2009.
• Astronauts test re-entry systems for Friday landing, 21 May 2009.
• Iffy weather forecast for Friday's shuttle landing, 21 May 2009.
• Atlantis' landing ground tracks First Kennedy Space Center opportunity.
• Atlantis' landing ground tracks Orbit 180 - Kennedy Space Center only.
• NASA looking at Florida and California for today's landing, 23 May 2009.
• Atlantis landing delayed to Sunday; Bolden nominated, 23 May 2009.
• Atlantis' landing ground tracks Orbit 196 - Kennedy Space Center only.
• Shuttle Atlantis to land on one coast or the other today, 24 May 2009.
• Crew returns from breathing new life into Hubble, 24 May 2009.
• Atlantis lands in California.
• Photos: Atlantis readied for ferryflight.
• Photos: Atlantis begins ferryflight.
• Photos: Space shuttle Atlantis returns home.
• Hubble Reborn: Jeff Hoffman and Kathy Thornton, 31 December 2009.
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STS-127 / ISS 2J/A (Endeavour, 15 July 2009):
• Mission Status Center.
• Photos: Space shuttle Endeavour travels from hangar to the Vehicle Assemb.
• Photos: Endeavour rolls out of assembly building.
• Panoramas of special shuttle sight.
• NASA faces hurdles to launch Endeavour in June window, 28 May 2009.
• Shuttle managers pressing ahead with planned launch, 29 May 2009.
• Shuttle Endeavour cleared for launch next week, 3 June 2009.
• Endeavour astronauts jet into the Cape for launch, 9 June 2009.
• Countdown clocks start ticking for Endeavour launch, 10 June 2009.
• Shuttle Endeavour prepped for fueling tonight, 12 June 2009.
• Space shuttle Endeavour launch postponed by leak, 13 June 2009.
• Shuttle Endeavour launch date remains up in the air, 14 June 2009.
• NASA sets Wednesday launch date for shuttle Endeavour, 15 June 2009.
• Countdown ticking for Endeavour's predawn launch, 16 June 2009.
• Hydrogen leak scrubs shuttle Endeavour launch again, 17 June 2009.
• Minor defect in shuttle fuel tank might be causing leaks, 19 June 2009.
• Special space shuttle fueling test expected next week, 23 June 2009.
• Endeavour test date set; knob jammed in Atlantis, 24 June 2009.
• Endeavour will be fueled Wednesday to test repairs, 30 June 2009.
• STS-127 Launch Windows, 30 June 2009.
• No leaks found during Endeavour fueling test, 1 July 2009.
• Countdown sequence begins again for shuttle Endeavour, 8 July 2009.
• Shuttle Endeavour poised for Saturday evening launch, 10 July 2009.
• Photos: Lightning delays Endeavour launch.
• Lightning checks delay shuttle's launch to Sunday, 11 July 2009.
• Thunderstorms postpone shuttle launch to Monday, 12 July 2009.
• Shuttle fueling begins for Monday launch try, 13 July 2009.
• Weather again keeps shuttle Endeavour on the pad, 13 July 2009.
• STS-127 Countdown Timeline, 14 July 2009.
• STS-127 Ascent Timeline and Abort Boundaries, 14 July 2009.
• STS-127 Flight Plan, 14 July 2009.
• NASA sets launch options for Wednesday and Thursday, 14 July 2009.
• NASA managers downplay ascent debris strikes, 15 July 2009.
• Phttos: Endeavour launches on 6th attempt.
• Photos: Debris falls from tank.
• Astronauts giving Endeavour full post-launch inspection, 16 July 2009.
• Strips of foam peeled away from Endeavour's fuel tank, 16 July 2009.
• Endeavour headed for linkup with space station today, 17 July 2009.
• Shuttle Endeavour docks with the space station, 17 July 2009.
• Shuttle Endeavour's heat shield appears to be fine, 17 July 2009.
• Shuttle heat shield inspection finds no major issues, 18 July 2009.
• Crews to install station's external science deck today, 18 July 2009.
• External science deck hoisted out of shuttle payload bay, 18 July 2009.
• Jammed payload bracket on station truss freed, 18 July 2009.
• Crew moves equipment, preps for next spacewalk, 19 July 2009.
• International Space Station's U.S. toilet malfunctions, 19 July 2009.
• Spacewalkers to unload spare parts from carrie, 20 July 2009.
• Spacewalkers unload spare parts from carrier, 20 July 2009.
• Spacewalk No. 2 ends, 20 July 2009.
• Japanese experiments removed from the shuttle, 21 July 2009.
• Crew to swap out batterie in space station's power grid, 23 July 2009.
• Spacewalk terminated due to spacesuit problem, 23 July 2009.
• Extensive spacewalk replanning underway, 23 July 2009.
• Station's outdoor science deck gets its first payloads, 23 July 2009.
• Station to get more fresh batteries during spacewalk, 24 July 2009.
• Spacewalkers give station's power grid fresh batteries, 24 July 2009.
• Astronauts get the day off to rest after hectic pace, 25 July 2009.
• Endeavour crew taking fifth and final spacewalk, 27 July 2009.
• Spacewalkers deploy Japanese television cameras, 27 July 2009.
• Endeavour crew completes fifth and final spacewalk, 27 July 2009.
• Endeavour crew completes fifth and final spacewalk, 27 July 2009.
• Endeavour will bid farewell to station and undock today, 28 July 2009.
• Shuttle and station crews bid each other farewell, 28 July 2009.
• Shuttle undocks and takes victory lap around station, 28 July 2009.
• Station gets new cargo ship; shuttle inspections underway, 29 July 2009.
• Astronauts prep Endeavour for Friday's landing, 30 July 2009.
• Landing flight director hopeful about weather, 30 July 2009.
• Shuttle Endeavour and crew are home safe and sound, 31 July 2009.
• Photos: Endeavour returns home after completing Japanese space lab.
• Photos: Endeavour towed back to hangar.
• Photos: Sneak peek at SFN+Plus HD video coverage.
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STS-128 / ISS 17A (Discovery, 26 August 2009):
• Mission Status Center.
• No obvious problems found with next shuttle tank foam, 22 July 2009.
• More fuel tank tests will delay next shuttle launch, 23 July 2009.
• Shuttle trip to pad slowed by soggy crawlerway, 4 August 2009.
• Photos: Discovery begins journey toward.
• Photos: Discovery's rollout slowed by wet conditions.
• Photos: Discovery makes soggy trek to launch pad.
• Photos: Discovery finally reaches launch pad.
• Discovery astronauts in town for practice countdown, 5 August 2009.
• Engineers continue to assess shuttle fuel tank foam, 7 August 2009.
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STS-129 / ULF-3 (Atlantis, 16 November 2009):
• Endeavour test date set; knob jammed in Atlantis, 24 June 2009.
• , 2009.
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STS-130 / ISS 20A (Endeavour, 8 February 2010):
• , 2009.
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STS-131 / ISS 19A (Discovery, 5 April 2010):
• , 2009.
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STS-132 / ULF-4 (Atlantis, 14 May 2010):
• , 2009.
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STS-133 / ULF-5 (Discovery, 24 February 2011):
• , 2009.
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STSS-ATRR (5 May 2009):
• Mission Status Center.
• Delta 341 launch timeline, 1 May 2009.
• Delta 2 launch ground track1, 1 May 2009.
• Photos: Delta 2 rocket launches from Vandenberg with missile defense research craft, 5 May 2009.
• Photos: Delta 2 rocket launches from Vandenberg with missile defense research craft, 5 May 2009.
• Photos: Launch pad on the day before liftoff.
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STSAT-2 (25 August 2009):
• North Korea gambles as South readies own rocket, 14 June 2009.
• South Korea set for first orbital launch attempt, 4 August 2009.
• , 2009.
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STSS Demo 1 & STSS Demo 2 (25 September 2009):
• , 2009.
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Sumbandila / SumbandilaSat (17 September 2009):
• , 2009.
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Sun (star): 
• A solar flare surprise, 1 January 2009.
• Will the Sun's decline affect climate change?, 22 April 2009.
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Swift Gamma Ray Burst Explorer (20 November 2004): 
• Swift shows active galaxies are different near and far, 6 January 2009.
• Swift, Fermi probe fireworks from flaring gamma-ray star, 10 February 2009.
• Gamma-ray burst smashes cosmic distance record, 28 April 2009.
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SwissCube (23 September 2009):
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Tacsat 3 (19 May 2009):
• Mission Status Center.
• Experimental TacSat craft struggling to reach space, 16 January 2009.
• U.S. military's experimental tactical satellite to launch, 3 May 2009.
• Minotaur launch timeline, 4 May 2009.
• Minotaur lofts experimental satellite for U.S. military, 19 May 2009.
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Taurus (U.S. launcher):
• Mission Status Center.
• Photos: Taurus XL rocket readied for launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory.
• Photos: Taurus XL rocket readied for launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory.
• NASA environmental satellite lost in launch failure, 14 February 2009.
• Photos: Taurus rocket launches on ill-fated flight with Orbiting Carbon Observatory .
• Investigators find no root cause for Taurus mishap, 17 July 2009.
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Telstar 11N (26 February 2009):
• Commercial Zenit rocket launches with new Telstar, 26 February 2009.
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Terra / EOS AM-1 (18 December 1999):
• NASA, Japan release most complete topographic map of Earth, 29 June 2009.
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Terrestar 1 (1 July 2009):
• A new generation for mobile satellite communications, 1 July 2009.
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Thor 6 (29 October 2009):
• , 2009.
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Tiangong 1 (29 September 2011):
• China readies military space station – launch coincides with shuttle phaseout, 2 March 2009.
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Tranquility (ISS Cupola):
• NASA chooses history over comedian in naming contest, 14 April 2014. 
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Tsyklon 3 (Russian launcher):
• Solar physics spacecraft launched by Russia, 30 January 2009.
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UGATUSAT (17 September 2009):
• , 2009.
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Ulysses (6 October 1990):
• Controllers bid farewell to long-lived Ulysses probe, 29 June 2009.
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Universe (galaxies, black holes, stars, etc.):
• Researchers ponder what came before the Big Bang, 2 January 2009.
• New info says Milky Way a swifter spinner, more massive, 5 January 2009.
• Stars forming just beyond black hole's grasp, 5 January 2009.
• Gamma-ray burst offers first peek at a star factory, 6 January 2009.
• Black holes lead galaxy growth, new research shows, 7 January 2009.
• Tuning in to the cosmic radio, 9 January 2009.
• Milky Way’s black hole twin discovered in nearby galaxy, 26 January 2009.
• Supermassive black holes don't stop star formation, 26 January 2009.
• Black hole outflows from Centaurus A revealed, 29 January 2009.
• Wall divides east and west sides of cosmic metropolis, 31 January 2009.
• Astronomers spot a cosmic dust fountain, 8 February 2009.
• Best image ever of Carina Nebula, 16 February 2009.
• Cosmologists aim to observe first moments of universe, 17 February 2009.
• Astronomers unveiling life's cosmic origins, 17 February 2009.
• 1st day on job sees most powerful cosmic explosion, 19 February 2009.
• Turbulence triggers birth of massive stars, 24 February 2009.
• Geriatric pulsar still kicking, 4 March 2009.
• Most detailed map of nearby Universe completed, 6 April 2009.
• Young pulsar shows its hand, 6 April 2009.
• Rogue black holes may roam the Milky Way, 3 May 2009.
• Rare radio supernova is nearest supernova in 5 years, 27 May 2009.
• Mysterious supernova may have carbon origins, 2 June 2009.
• A new way to measure cosmic distances, 8 June 2009.
• Ultracool stars take wild rides around, outside the Milky Way, 9 June 2009.
• Red giant star in Orion is mysteriously shrinking, 9 June 2009.
• A sleeping giant, 9 June 2009.
• Galaxies coming of age in cosmic blobs, 24 June 2009.
• New portrait of the  Omega Nebula, 9 July 2009.
• How the first stars came in pairs, 10 July 2009.
• Homeless black holes could 'play back' galaxy mergers, 10 July 2009.
• Gamma ray "mystery" not related to dark matter, 10 July 2009.
• Cosmic dance strips stars from dwarf galaxies, 30 July 2009.
• Unveiling the true face  of Betelgeuse, 29 July 2009.
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Universitetskiy 2 / Tatiana-2 (17 September 2009):
• , 2009.
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U.S. space program (see also NASA:
• Base considers disassembling historical launch complex, 27 April 2009.
• Obama orders review of manned space plans, 7 May 2009.
• NASA braces for review of manned space flight plans, 8 May 2009.
• , 2009.
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UWE-2 (23 September 2009):
• , 2009.
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Venus Express (VEX) (9 November 2005):
• Three European space missions extended, 10 February 2009.
• Watching Venus glow in the dark, 25 February 2009.
• Venus had a wet, volcanic past, 14 July 2009.
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Voyager I1977):
• , 2009.
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W2M (20 December 2008):
• New European TV satellite fails quickly in space, 28 January 2009.
• , 2009.
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WGS 2 (4 April 2009):
• Mission Status Center.
• WGS 2 readied for launch aboard Atlas 5 rocket .
• Military satellite to give major communications boost, 16 March 2009.
• Photos: Atlas rolled to launch pad .
• Photos: WGS 2 readied for launch aboard Atlas 5 rocket.
• With leaky valve replaced, Atlas ready to try again, 30 March 2009.
• NASA's robotic return to the moon delayed to June, 1 April 2009.
• Atlas 5 rocket successfully launches military satellite, 3 April 2009.
• Photos: WGS 2 readied for launch aboard Atlas 5 rocket.
• Photos: Atlas rolled to launch pad.
• Photos: Atlas rolled to launch pad.
• Photos: Atlas launches WGS 2 satellite.
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WGS 3 (6 December 2009):
• , 2009.
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WISE / Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (14 December 2009):
• Mission Status Cener.
• WISE observatory sheds lens cap and takes in starlight, 29 December 2009.
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WorldView-2 (8 October 2009):
• , 2009.
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Xi Wang 1 (15 December 2009):
• , 2009.
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XMM / XMM-Newton (10 December 1999):
• XMM-Newton spacecraft takes us to black hole's edge, 27 May 2009.
• , 2009.
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Yaogan VI (22 April 2009):
• Observation satellite launched into orbit by China, 23 April 2009.
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Yaogan VII (9 December 2009):
• , 2009.
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Yaogan VIII (15 December 2009):
• , 2009.
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Zenith (Russian launcher):
• Commercial Zenit rocket launches with new Telstar, 26 February 2009.
• Sea Launch deploys military spacecraft for Italy, 20 April 2009.
• Repaired satellite finally blasts off from Baikonur, 22 June 2009.
• Court filings detail Sea Launch's bankruptcy, 24 June 2009.
• An uncertain future for bankrupt Sea Launch, 30 July 2009.
• , 2009.
 

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