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NewSpace News: August 2016

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NASA orders second crew Dragon ● Reaction Engines secures funding for SABRE demonstrator ● NASA seeking uses for empty docking port ● Terminal Velocity Aerospace awarded SBIR for reentry proposal ● Moon Express licensing Cape Canaveral launch complexes. Read more here

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NewSpace News: July 2016

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Bigelow’s Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) is delivered to the ISS and inflated ● Blue Origin Breaks ground in Florida ● China offers to share new space station ● ISRO launches Planet Labs’ Doves. Read more here

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NewSpace News: June 2016

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Vector Space Systems test fires their new second stage engine ● Accion raises $7.5M in Series A ● Luxembourg invests in space resources ● SES takes controlling share in O3B ● SpaceX recovered two more boosters intact. Read more here

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NewSpace News: May 2016

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SFF on the cover of Space News ● SpaceX successfully lands an orbital booster on a drone ship ● Blue Origin successfully launches and lands the same booster ● Vector Space Systems is formed and raises $1M in angel investment ● Hawking and Milner announce Breakthrough Starshot initiative. Read more here

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NewSpace News: April 2016

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Astroscale wins $30M grant ● Skyfi joins global internet race ● XPRIZE Foundation begins planning new prize to follow Google Lunar XPRIZE ● The FCC publicly calls out satellite manufacturers for not sharing communication bands ● Made In Space delivers second 3D printer to the ISS. Read more here

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NewSpace News: March 2016

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Venture Capital groups invest more in space startups in 2015 than past 15 years combined ● Virgin Galactic unveils new VSS Unity ● Boeing successfully drop-tests CST-100 Starliner ● The ISS tests 3D printing in space. Read more here

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NewSpace News: February 2016

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Blue Origin successfully lands New Shepard for the second time ● Sierra Nevada wins CRS2 cargo resupply contract ● SpaceX successfully tests dragon parachute system and hover capabilities ● Adidas’ Y-3 brand unveils suits to be worn by first Virgin Galactic space tourists and crew ● Planetary Resources shows off structures 3D printed from meteorite material. Read more here

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