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  • Chinese rocket maker OneSpace secures $44m in funding; Expace prepares for commercial launch
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    HELSINKI — Chinese private launch vehicle maker OneSpace has secured $43.6 million  in Series B financing as the company looks to its first orbital launch near the end of 2018. The financing was led by CICC Jiatai Equity Fund, followed by FinTrek Capital, with China Merchants Venture Capital, Qianhai Wande Fund... Read more »
  • Exos Aerospace reschedules first suborbital launch
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    GENOA, Nev. — Exos Aerospace, a Texas company developing a reusable suborbital rocket, now plans to carry out a first flight of its vehicle in late August as it sets its sights on a follow-on orbital vehicle. In a statement, the company said it’s planning a launch of its Suborbital Autonomous... Read more »
  • Viasat’s Dankberg explains medium Earth orbit thinking, global expansion strategy
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    WASHINGTON — Viasat is still working on a medium-Earth-orbit satellite constellation idea revealed almost two years ago, but has not finalized what that system would look like, Mark Dankberg, CEO of Viasat, said Aug. 9. Viasat is “putting a bunch of work” into optimizing a 24-satellite system disclosed in a 2016 application... Read more »
  • U.S. Government Stands to benefit from Next-Generation MEO fleet beginning 2021
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    At the annual SMI MilSatCom Conference in 2017, Army Major General Pete Gallagher, former CENTCOM/J6, shared a vignette about U.S. forces fighting ISIS in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility. SpaceNews.com... Read more »
  • Mike Griffin’s tough talk to Pentagon contractors: Be a team player, look at your own red tape
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    WASHINGTON — Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Griffin sees time ticking away and his agenda moving at a glacial pace. “I have two and a half years remaining as a political appointee in this job,” he reminded a large audience of defense contractors last week at the Space... Read more »
  • NASA launches Parker Solar Probe mission to study the sun up close
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    GENOA, Nev. — A NASA mission to travel closer to the sun than any previous spacecraft is on its way after a successful launch from Cape Canaveral Aug. 12. The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy carrying NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission lifted off from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape... Read more »
  • As the Pentagon moves to stand up a Space Force, budget fight looms
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    WASHINGTON — There are no estimates yet for what it will cost to stand up a Space Force as a separate military service. The Pentagon will request funds in next year’s budget to get the process started but Congress will want to know the full costs. Some proponents of the Space... 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