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NewSpace News: December 2015

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Blue Origin successfully lands New Shepard ● SpaceX receives their first order for the Commercial Crew Program ● The Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act is signed into law by President Obama ● Aerojet Rocketdyne signs with Boeing to produce the propulsion system for CST-100. Read more here

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NewSpace News: November 2015

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XPRIZE Teams SpaceIL and Moon Express sign launch contracts ● NASA awards $17.1M in Venture Class Launch Contracts ● DSI and Planetary Resources raise major investments ● XCOR develops mobile “trunnel” aerodynamic test bed. Read more here

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NewSpace News: October 2015

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Boeing unveiled its new spacecraft processing facility (formerly NASA’s shuttle processing hangar) at Kennedy Space Center ● Firefly successfully tested its first rocket engine ● SpaceX ruled out a feed line leak as a possible cause of Falcon 9 failure from it’s fault tree ● United Launch Alliance has entered a long-term strategic partnership with Orbital ATK…

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ISPCS 2015 Round-Up, “Making a Difference”

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ISPCS 2015 Round-Up, “Making a Difference” Some 300 attendees gathered in Las Cruces, NM for the 11th annual InternationalSymposium on Personal and Commercial Spaceflight. The theme this year was “Making a Difference.” Here’s what you may have missed… The Launch Market Heats Up Orbital ATK is ready to get back into the space game after its October…

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Pirates, Partnerships & Profits: Key Take-Aways from the 2015 AIAA Space Conference

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Pirates, Partnerships & Profits: Key Take-Aways from the 2015 AIAA Space Conference By Vera Mulyani, Mars City Design – a design competition creating future history Space Pirates – Blissful Ignorance Bob Vargo, assistant director in the engineering and science directorate at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, highlighted the extent to which cyber security for space systems…

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NewSpace News: September 2015

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Lynx ramps up for first flight ● Virgin Galactic’s NTSB accident review board posts conclusions and recommendations ● Made In Space to partner with Nanoracks ● Chinese payload to fly on the ISS for the first time ever. Read more here

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NewSpace News #122 – July 2015

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OneWeb Ltd. & Airbus Defense announced a partnership ● UrTheCast announced plans to acquire Elecnor Deimos’ Earth Observation ● XCOR has selected Matrix Composites Inc. to construct the chine panels for their Lynx spacecraft ● BlackSky Global plans to image 95% of the globe in high resolution. Read more here.

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NewSpace News #121 – June 2015

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NASA Awards 1st Crewed Flight Orders to Boeing ● SpaceX completed a pad abort test this month for its crew Dragon capsule ● One step closer to flying, XCOR has announced that have they bonded the Lynx Mark I strakes with the Lynx fuselage ● Virgin Galactic announced a series of updates on the second SpaceShipTwo

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NewSpace News #120 – May 2015

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Blue Origin successfully flight tests New Shepard space vehicle ● SpaceX again attempts to land primary booster on a floating barge ● Planet Labs closed its Series C raising $11MM, bringing total to #183MM ● 3-D printing matures into good option for manufacturing rocket engines ● U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory confirmed feasibility of Reaction Engines’ Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE) engine cycle

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