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  • UK jump-starts OneWeb-ESA program with $23 million pledge
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      Multiyear investment begins with 18-month contract worth few million pounds. WASHINGTON — The U.K. Space Agency announced Feb. 18 it is providing 18 million pounds ($23.3 million) to satellite broadband startup OneWeb through the agency’s participation in the 22-nation European Space Agency. The U.K. is the first of six… Read more »
  • LeoStella looks for more customers as it opens satellite factory
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    TUKWILA, Wash. — As LeoStella inaugurated the factory that will be used to produce a series of Earth imaging satellites, the joint venture of Thales Alenia Space and Spaceflight Industries continues to look for other customers. LeoStella formally opened the production facility where it will build small satellites during a… Read more »
  • Pentagon seeking proposals for how to use sensors in space to quickly target enemy missiles
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    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon announced it will start a new research project to figure out how to use sensors in space to shorten the timeline for targeting enemy missiles. A solicitation was issued on Friday by the office of Mike Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, specifically the… Read more »
  • Final fiscal year 2019 budget bill secures $21.5 billion for NASA
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    WASHINGTON — An appropriation bill signed into law Feb. 15 gives NASA $21.5 billion for fiscal year 2019, $1.6 billion above the administration’s original request. The bill, which combined several separate appropriations bills as well as a border security package, was approved by wide majorities in the House and Senate… Read more »
  • NASA planning to purchase additional Soyuz seats
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    SEATTLE — NASA is considering buying two additional seats on Soyuz spacecraft to ensure a continued American presence on the International Space Station amid worries about additional delays in commercial crew flights. In a presolicitation notice filed Feb. 13, NASA announced it was considering contracting with the Russian state space… Read more »
  • Air Force smallsat to fly on upcoming Falcon 9 launch
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    Updated Feb. 16. WASHINGTON — An experimental Air Force small satellite intended to test space situational awareness technologies will be a secondary payload on the upcoming Falcon 9 launch of a commercial communications satellite and lunar lander. Spaceflight, the Seattle-based company that brokers rideshare launch services, confirmed in a Feb.… Read more »
  • NASA seeks to accelerate work on lunar missions
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    WASHINGTON — NASA is now emphasizing speed in its lunar exploration plans, including seeking to fly payloads on commercial lunar landers before the end of this year as it works with industry on lander concepts. In a briefing with reporters at NASA Headquarters here Feb. 14, prior to an industry… 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