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NewSpace News #119 – April 2015

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Former Kymeta CEO Vern Fotheringham resigned from his work with mTenna satcom antennas and took over Leosat’s satellite constellation project ● Lockheed Martin & Sierra Nevada Corporation released design details on their proposals to NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 ● Rocket Lab has completed a round of Series B financing ● Virgin Galactic opened its Long Beach facility

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NewSpace News #118 – March 2015

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Dragon Has Landed  SpaceX’s 5th Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-5) has successfully concluded with thesplashdown of the Dragon capsule on February 10. The vehicle has returned with about two tons of cargo and scientific samples, including some of the first 3D-printed in space, courtesy of Made In Space. Within 24 hours, SpaceX was ready to…

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NewSpace News #117 – February 2015

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop To start things off this month, SpaceX delivered another round of goods to the ISS and very nearly succeeded in propulsively landing their reusable Falcon booster stage on an autonomous landing pad in the middle of the ocean [crash clip]. In preparation for future landings, a draft environmental assessment has also…

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NewSpace News #116 – January 2015

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India Closer To Manned Flight Currently, only 3 nations have the capability to send humans to space, and now India is a step closer to joining the ranks of space elites. India has successfully tested its new Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark 3 (GSLV-3) and its 3-person crew capsule prototype. The flight was suborbital, and…

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NewSpace News #115 – Top Ten of 2014

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  The SmallSat Revolution It has been an expansive year for the small satellite industry. Planet Labs led the way, raising $52 million early in the year and launching their first flock of nanosats from the ISS. Planet Labs has since announced over 100 smallsats in the next 12 months, and they promptly earned that…

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NewSpace News #114 – December 2014

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Planet Labs Demonstrates Agility Planet Labs has rebounded quickly after the loss of 26 satellites in the Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket mishap in October. In the 9 days that followed, they have built, tested, secured launch slots, and delivered 2 satellites to Houston to be integrated on SpaceX’s Commercial Resupply Mission (CRS-5) to the ISS,…

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NewSpace News #113 – November 2014

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Dear Loyal NSN Readers, The past week has been one difficult to swallow. Our hearts especially go out to the families and friends of the Scaled Composites test pilots. As fans and participants of the NewSpace and commercial spacemovement who really want to see this happen, it has been heart wrenching, and we can only imagine how trying…

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NewSpace News #112 – October 2014

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  Boeing And SpaceX Survive To Last Round The highly anticipated winners for NASA’s Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts have been announced. SFF congratulates the Boeing Company and SpaceX for winning their fixed-priced contracts with maximum potential values of $4.2 billion and $2.6 billion, respectively. This contract includes a crewed test flight to the…

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When Scientific Research Finds Ways To Win Lottery

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The world of science is always a really fervent sector with many news and new discoveries being showed the public every year. The US are most talented places being home to new engineers and inventions. Usually, scientists and researchers can find in the US a valid place where to develop their projects. Exactly like the…

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