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  • Griffin confident new space agency will win over skeptics
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    CHANTILLY, Va. — Nearly 300 executives from defense and space companies turned up on Tuesday for the Space Development Agency’s first “Industry Day” at the Aerospace Corp. conference center next door to the National Reconnaissance Office. “By the number of people here I’m delighted,” said Mike Griffin, undersecretary of defense… Read more »
  • NASA to sole source Gateway habitation module to Northrop Grumman
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    WASHINGTON — NASA has quietly decided to give Northrop Grumman a contract to build a “minimal” habitation module for its lunar Gateway after concluding it was the only company that could meet NASA’s schedule. The agency made the determination in a low-key “Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition”… Read more »
  • Italian team to build satellite for European Commission’s Govsatcom project
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    WASHINGTON — The Italian Space Agency on July 23 kick-started development of a communications satellite that Italy will share with other nations as part of the pan-European Govsatcom program.  Under an agency contract, the value of which was not disclosed, Thales Alenia Space Italy will build the satellite with a… Read more »
  • Lockheed Martin invests in small launch vehicle startup ABL Space Systems
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    WASHINGTON — The venture arm of Lockheed Martin has invested in small launch startup ABL Space Systems, the second such company the aerospace giant has taken a stake in. ABL Space Systems said in a July 22 statement that it had closed a “strategic investment” from Lockheed Martin Ventures. The… Read more »
  • Maxar to install NASA pollution sensor on commercial satellite
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    SAN FRANCISCO — Maxar Technologies plans to install a NASA sensor to monitor air pollution over North America on a commercial communications satellite scheduled to travel to geostationary orbit in 2022, NASA and Maxar announced July 22. Maxar executives are speaking with multiple customers about flying the payload but have… Read more »
  • OneWeb Satellites inaugurates Florida factory
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    MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. — OneWeb Satellites, the joint venture of Airbus and OneWeb, formally opened its Florida factory that will soon be producing satellites for OneWeb’s constellation at the rate of two per day. The July 22 ribbon-cutting ceremony at the 9,750-square-meter factory, located just outside the gates of the… Read more »
  • India launches Chandrayaan-2 lunar orbiter and lander mission
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    Hausjärvi, FINLAND — India successfully launched its Chandrayaan-2 orbiter and lunar surface spacecraft Monday, a week after the first launch attempt was scrubbed due to an issue with the launch vehicle. A GSLV Mk 3 aunch vehicle lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota off the coast… 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