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  • Putin challenges Roscosmos to “drastically improve” on space and launch
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    WASHINGTON — Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Roscosmos to meet deadlines for the nation’s future Angara, Soyuz-5 and “super-heavy class” rockets while fixing quality-control issues that have dogged Russian spacecraft and launch vehicles in recent years. According to the Kremlin’s published transcript of Putin’s remarks during a July 18 meeting... Read more »
  • British launch startups optimistic about continued government support
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    FARNBOROUGH, England — Despite missing out in a U.K. government competition, early-stage launch vehicle developers in the country remain optimistic about their prospects and ability to win future government support. The U.K. Space Agency awarded £23.5 million ($30.8 million) to Lockheed Martin and £5.5 million to Orbex July 16 to set... Read more »
  • Advocates cite Morhard’s Senate experience as key strength for NASA post
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    LONDON — A week after the White House announced its intent to nominate a Senate aide to the post of NASA deputy administrator, reaction remains muted, but some supporters say his Senate experience will be an asset at the agency. The White House formally submitted the nomination of James Morhard as... Read more »
  • Ex-Im Bank nominee fairs well in Senate hearing
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    Ex-Im Bank lacks enough board members for a quorum, making large satellites, and any other deals over $10 million, bigger than what Ex-Im can finance. Satellite manufacturers in the U.S. say they need the bank to have a level playing field with foreign competition. WASHINGTON — Kimberly Reed, President Trump’s latest nominee... Read more »
  • Printing the next generation of rocket engines
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    This article originally appeared in the June 25, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. New technologies, when first introduced, often get applied in traditional ways. For the last several years, aerospace companies have been examining ways to use additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, to aid the production of rocket engines. A prime... Read more »
  • British government to promote space industry exports
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    FARNBOROUGH, England — The British government announced July 19 a new effort to help space companies in the country win business outside of Europe amid concerns about the effects Brexit will have on the industry. In a speech at the Farnborough International Airshow, Liam Fox, the minister for international trade, said... Read more »
  • FIRST UP Satcom | Arabsat refutes World Cub piracy involvement • Court lifts ban on Telebras-Viasat deal • Spanish MoD to buy two satellites
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    To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Arabsat says its satellites were not used by pirate broadcasters to illegally air World Cup matches. The Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-based fleet operator said seven independent satellite communications experts verified that beoutQ, the organization accused by... 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