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  • Stratolaunch abandons launch vehicle program
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    WASHINGTON — Stratolaunch, the company founded by the late billionaire Paul Allen, said Jan. 18 that it is ending work on a launch vehicle that would be flown on the company’s giant aircraft. In a statement to SpaceNews, a company spokesman said that the company was ending work on its… Read more »
  • QuadSat drones test satellite antennas
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    SAN FRANCISCO – QuadSat, a Danish company focused on testing and calibrating satellite antennas with quadcopters drones, plans to recruit satellite engineers with 700,000 euros ($796,000) raised in a seed investment round announced Jan. 16 led by a Danish investment fund and with support from Seraphim Capital. “We intend to… Read more »
  • Blue Origin reschedules New Shepard test flight
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    WASHINGTON — Blue Origin has rescheduled a test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle for Jan. 21 as the company edges closer to flying people into space. The company announced Jan. 18 that it had rescheduled the flight, designated NS-10, for Jan. 21 from the company’s test site in… Read more »
  • Arianespace says full Ariane 6 production held up by missing government contracts
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    WASHINGTON — European launch provider Arianespace says that in order to sign a manufacturing contract for the first 14 next-generation Ariane 6 rockets, it first needs European governmental organizations to buy at least four more Ariane 6 missions for the 2020 to 2023 time frame. Arianespace hopes to have seven… Read more »
  • House spending bill fires warning shot at JWST
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    WASHINGTON — A new appropriations bill the House plans to vote on next week would provide $21.5 billion for NASA in 2019 but warns that any further problems with the James Webb Space Telescope could lead to its cancellation. House leadership announced late Jan. 17 that they plan to introduce… Read more »
  • Isotropic Systems gains Boeing as investor, partner on satellite user terminals
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    WASHINGTON — Isotropic Systems, a startup developing modular antenna systems for satellite communications, has raised $14 million from a group of investors led by Boeing’s HorizonX venture investment arm. In an interview, Isotropic founder and CEO John Finney said Boeing and Isotropic agreed to several “strategic elements” that go beyond… Read more »
  • Trump unveils Missile Defense Review, promises funding for space sensors in 2020
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    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence visited the Pentagon on Thursday to roll out the 2019 Missile Defense Review. In a speech to a packed auditorium, the president touted his record as commander in chief, congratulated Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan for his job performance, blasted… 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