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Spaceflight Industries issues $150 million investment offer amid high-flying plans
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Spaceflight Industries issues $150 million investment offer amid high-flying plans

Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries is seeking as much as $150 million in new investment as it gets ready for a key…
Sweet 16! SpaceX sends KoreaSat-5A into orbit and then lands Falcon 9 booster
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Sweet 16! SpaceX sends KoreaSat-5A into orbit and then lands Falcon 9 booster

SpaceX executed its 16th Falcon 9 rocket launch of the year today, sending the Koreasat-5A telecommunications satellite into orbit and…
Blue Origin space venture fires up BE-4 rocket engine, marking a win for Jeff Bezos
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Blue Origin space venture fires up BE-4 rocket engine, marking a win for Jeff Bezos

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture says it has successfully test-fired its BE-4 rocket engine, marking a key…
Systima’s pyrovalves make their debut with Atlas 5 launch of NROL-52 spy satellite
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Systima’s pyrovalves make their debut with Atlas 5 launch of NROL-52 spy satellite

After more than a week of delays, the National Reconnaissance Office was glad to see its latest spy satellite go…
A cosmic first! Gravitational waves and telescopes reveal the clash and flash of neutron stars
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A cosmic first! Gravitational waves and telescopes reveal the clash and flash of neutron stars

For the first time ever, researchers have recorded the cataclysmic smash-up of two neutron stars by virtue of their gravitational…
Planetary Resources’ prototype asteroid prospector set for January liftoff in India
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Planetary Resources’ prototype asteroid prospector set for January liftoff in India

Redmond, Wash.-based Planetary Resources’ technology demonstrator satellite for asteroid prospecting is due for launch in early January, along with more…
SpaceX raises $100M more in investment, bringing valuation estimate to $21.5 billion
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SpaceX raises $100M more in investment, bringing valuation estimate to $21.5 billion

Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket venture has filled out its latest funding round by attracting another $100 million in investments since…
19 spacecraft go missing after Russian weather satellite launch goes awry
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19 spacecraft go missing after Russian weather satellite launch goes awry

Russia’s Meteor-M 2-1 weather satellite and 18 nanosatellites went missing today after their launch aboard a Soyuz rocket from the…
Why net neutrality’s peril raises the stakes for future satellite broadband options
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Why net neutrality’s peril raises the stakes for future satellite broadband options

The Federal Communication Commission’s plan to start rolling back regulations on net neutrality comes as bad news for streaming video…
Night launch sends next-gen JPSS-1 weather satellite (and more) into orbit
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Night launch sends next-gen JPSS-1 weather satellite (and more) into orbit

The first in a series of four next-generation weather satellites, known as the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 or JPSS-1, is…
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