November 25, 2015
Japan's H-IIA rocket successfully launched Japan's first commercial satellite this past week: a Canadian Telstar 12V telecommunications payload. All prior Japanese launches have been with government payloads.
China's Long March 3B booster has launched the first satellite on behalf of Laos: the LaoSat-1 communications satellite, built by the China Academy of Space Technology.
As time runs out for the solar-powered Rosetta comet mission, controllers at ESA have sent the space probe on a final attempt to locate its inoperative Philae landing probe.
NASA has released the first images of Ceres polar regions, as captured by the Dawn space probe. The photographs portray a heavily cratered region.
As its orbit decays, the Martian moon Phobos is expected to eventually break-up, forming a rocky ring around the red planet.
NASA has released a collection of Pluto photographs that portray a full rotation or "day" on the dwarf planet, as it spins about its axis.