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  • Lunar base and Gateway part of sustainable long-term human exploration plan
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    WASHINGTON — As NASA works to develop a plan for an accelerated human return to the moon, a top White House official emphasized the need for long-term sustainability that will require both a Gateway and a lunar base. Speaking at an event at the National Academies here April 23 marking… Read more »
  • Pentagon makes strong pitch for Space Force as NDAA 2020 markup nears
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    WASHINGTON — In some of the most strongly worded remarks to date, Stephen Kitay, deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, argued on Tuesday that the United States needs a Space Force as a separate branch of the armed forces to protect the space-based infrastructure that supports the civilian… Read more »
  • Clyde Space to build and operate AIS cubesats for Orbcomm
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    SAN FRANCISCO – ÅAC Microtec subsidiary Clyde Space plans to build and begin operating in 2020 two cubesats equipped with Automatic Identification System (AIS) receivers for Orbcomm in a contract valued at 54 million Swedish Krona ($5.9 million). Under the contract, Clyde Space will install three dedicated AIS receivers including… Read more »
  • Iridium says DoD’s new unlimited service contract renewal nearly complete
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    WASHINGTON — After two short-term extensions to a 2013 contract, Iridium expects to complete negotiations with the U.S. government for a more lucrative connectivity agreement. Iridium CEO Matt Desch said April 23 that the company expects to finalize a multi-year renewal of its Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services (EMSS) contract with… Read more »
  • Op-ed | Two changes Congress can make to speed space acquisition
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    This op-ed originally appeared in the April 8, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. We now live in a world of accelerated technological advancement. Moore’s Law has come home to roost in the space business. Taking seven to 10 years to develop and deploy operational space systems is no longer efficient… Read more »
  • Landspace, iSpace and Linkspace of China claim progress on new launchers
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    This article originally appeared in the April 8, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Chinese startup Linkspace succeeded with a vertical takeoff and landing test late last month on the same day fellow private launch firm OneSpace failed to reach orbit with its OS-m rocket. Also that week, two other Chinese… Read more »
  • Polish space startup selects Clyde Space as subcontractor for earth observation satellite project
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    WARSAW, Poland — Polish space industry startup KP Labs has awarded an order to Scottish cubesat manufacturer Clyde Space which will act as a subcontractor for the company’s Intuition-1 project. The cuboid-shaped 6U-class cubesat is to be the first commercial satellite to be fitted with enough processing power to conduct hyperspectral… 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