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Dec. 13, 2017
Category: earth science
NEW ORLEANS — The new decadal survey for Earth science research will likely be unveiled in early January, slightly later than previously planned. Speaking before a sta...
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Dec. 13, 2017
Category: space
WASHINGTON — Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year today, sending four Galileo European navigation satellites into medium Earth orbit. The la...
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Dec. 13, 2017
Category: space
NEW ORLEANS — Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12. In a statement issued about 11 h...
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Dec. 13, 2017
Category: space satellites
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 5 okayed the first part of a satellite-servicing mission Orbital ATK’s Space Logistic subsidiary has with...
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Dec. 13, 2017
Category: space
NEW ORLEANS — A Japanese company planning a series of robotic missions to the moon announced Dec. 13 that it has raised more than $90 million in one of the largest Series...
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Dec. 12, 2017
Category: space
WASHINGTON — An airspace closure notice published by the Federal Aviation Administration Dec. 9 suggests Blue Origin is preparing to resume test flights of its New Shepar...
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Dec. 12, 2017
Category: space satellites
PRINCETON, New Jersey — China Great Wall Industry Corp. launched Algeria’s first telecommunications satellite, Alcomsat-1, aboard a Long March 3B rocket at 11:40 a.m. Eas...
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Dec. 12, 2017
Category: space
NEW ORLEANS — On the eve of the first launch of a reused Dragon capsule on a Falcon 9 with a reused first stage, both NASA and SpaceX said they were comfortable with the...
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Dec. 12, 2017
Category: space
[Editor’s note: President Trump signed SPD-1 at 3 p.m. Eastern during a brief ceremony at the White House] Updated 9:55 a.m. Eastern. NEW ORLEANS — President Donald...
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Dec. 11, 2017
WASHINGTON — More than a year after suffering significant damage in a Falcon 9 explosion, a Florida launch pad is ready to return to service, incorporating improvements t...
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Nov. 22, 2017
Category: space
LONDON — Earth-i, a British startup planning to provide high-resolution images and video of the Earth, has awarded a contract to Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) f...
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Nov. 21, 2017
Category: space satellites
Safety standards and other norms need to be in place to fuel investments and research in space applications. WASHINGTON — A team of researchers and Pentagon contractors...
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Nov. 21, 2017
Category: space satellites
The SBIRS follow-on has been the subject of many studies and much analysis. WASHINGTON — Defense and space industry executives were surprised Wednesday to see a U.S. Air...
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Nov. 21, 2017
Category: space satellites
WASHINGTON — Network service providers are fed up with satellite operators going around them to sell capacity straight to their customers. “There are certain satellite...
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Sept. 24, 2017
We are happy to announce a launch of the Innovative Space Business Platform IAFconnect.org – it’s a new Internet resource that will facilitate the search for investments...