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  • Branson looks ahead to beginning commercial SpaceShipTwo flights
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    MOJAVE, Calif. — With a first flight to the edge of space under the company’s belt, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson believes commercial flights of SpaceShipTwo could begin some time next year. An exuberant Branson took the stage at the Mojave Air and Space Port here to congratulate the company and... Read more »
  • DARPA’s next project: Design a Space Development Agency
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    WASHINGTON — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — an organization known for its unconventional approach to solving military problems — has been tasked to help the Pentagon figure out how to organize a new agency focused on space technology development. The task came from Undersecretary of Defense for Research and... Read more »
  • OneWeb scales back baseline constellation by 300 satellites
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    WASHINGTON — Satellite broadband startup OneWeb, now three months from the launch of its first satellites, is reducing the size of its initial low Earth orbit constellation by a third. Greg Wyler, OneWeb’s founder, said the company will need only 600 satellites or so instead of 900 after ground tests of the... Read more »
  • Mike Pence headed to Cape Canaveral for GPS 3 launch
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    WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence will be at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, to witness Tuesday’s launch of the first Air Force GPS 3 satellite. In a tweet on Wednesday, Pence called the GPS 3 launch an “important step forward as we seek to secure American leadership in space.” The... Read more »
  • Highly anticipated GPS 3 launch just days away
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    This article was first published in the SN Military.Space newsletter. If you would like to get our news and insights for national security space professionals every Tuesday, sign up here for your free subscription. The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS 3 satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Operations on... Read more »
  • Pentagon putting final touches on Space Force proposal
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    WASHINGTON — A team of Pentagon officials led by Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is putting the final touches on a proposed blueprint for standing up a Space Force as a separate military branch. “To use an aerospace term, ‘we’re on final approach,” Shanahan told reporters on Thursday. Shanahan and Undersecretary... Read more »
  • Virgin Galactic achieves space on SpaceShipTwo test flight
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    Updated 12:40 p.m. Eastern with statements. MOJAVE, Calif. — Virgin Galactic achieved a long-awaited milestone Dec. 13 when its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle performed its highest test flight to date, exceeding one altitude often used as the boundary of space. The WhiteKnightTwo aircraft carrying SpaceShipTwo took off from Mojave Air and Space Port... 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