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  • House members seek to bolster commercial space offices in appropriations bill
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    WASHINGTON — The full House is unlikely to make major changes in NASA funding when it takes up an appropriations bill this week, but members will seek changes for two other agencies involved in space issues. The House is scheduled to start debate no earlier than June 19 on a… Read more »
  • RBC Signals pursues government work, wins first award
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    SAN FRANCISCO – RBC Signals, a startup creating a global network of satellite ground stations, announced it’s first U.S. Air Force Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award June 17. Under the Phase 1 SBIR award managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate, Seattle-based RBC Signals will explore… Read more »
  • Kinéis takes control of Argos system, finalizes successor constellation plans
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    SAN FRANCISCO — Kinéis, a subsidiary formed last year by French maritime company CLS, has taken over operation of the Argos hosted payload system, and finalized manufacturing agreements for a constellation of 25 small satellites for Internet of Things connectivity. Alexandre Tisserant, Kinéis CEO, said assuming operational responsibility from CLS… Read more »
  • Senators try new approach to passing commercial space bill
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    WASHINGTON — Senators are taking a new approach to winning passage of a commercial space bill, offering it as an amendment to a defense authorization bill. Several senators, led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), introduced an amendment to the Senate’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal… Read more »
  • Air Force, DoD research organizations call for space industrial policies to counter China
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    WASHINGTON — The United States has a vibrant space industry that is poised to become both an economic engine and a national security asset. At the same time, U.S. space companies are receiving unprecedented amounts of foreign investment and are the targets of corporate and state-sponsored espionage, a new report… Read more »
  • Op-ed | Trump’s most unhelpful moon tweet
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    The White House wants everyone to know that NASA’s moon plans are still on track, despite this bizarre tweet from the president: For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon – We did that 50 years ago. They should be… Read more »
  • Former ABS execs form small GEO builder Saturn Satellite Networks
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    SANTA BARBARA — Executives who previously worked for fleet operator ABS of Bermuda have formed a new company focused on building small geostationary satellites. Saturn Satellite Networks will build satellites ranging from 600 kilograms to 1,700 kilograms, and already has a customer order, Tom Choi, Saturn’s executive chairman, told SpaceNews.… Read more »

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Launch Date Launch Site Rocket Payload Mission
– 9 March Kourou Ariane 5 ECA Hot Bird 7A, SPAINSAT Communication satellites
– 14 March Vandenberg Pegasus Space Tech 5 3 micro satellites
– 30 March Baikonur Soyuz ISS 12S Expedition 12 crew
– 20 April Cape Canaveral Atlas 5 Astra 1KR Communication satellite
– 10 May Cape Canaveral Discovery STS-121 Manned spaceflight
– 17 May Baikonur Proton-M Hot Bird 8 Communication satellite
– 30 Juin Baikonur Soyuz Fregat METOP Weather satellite
– 22 July Cape Canaveral Delta 2 STEREO Study of the Sun