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Systima expands to meet hypersonic demand

Kirkland, Wash.-based Systima Technologies is taking on more employees and real estate to work on Defense Department contracts related to hypersonic and long-range weapon systems. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Boeing’s software missteps spark NASA review

An interim assessment of what went wrong during December’s first uncrewed flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner space taxi has turned up so many breakdowns that NASA is ordering a comprehensive safety review of the company’s procedures. NASA and Boeing provided … Continue reading

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Electron microscope heads for the final frontier

SHORELINE, Wash. — Running a startup out of your garage may sound like a tech cliche, but for Voxa CEO Chris Own, it’s routine. What’s not routine are the breadbox-sized electron microscopes that are sitting in Own’s garage, and in the … Continue reading

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Dozens of OneWeb satellites go into orbit

Europe’s Arianespace launch consortium today used a Russian-made Soyuz rocket to send 34 satellites into a near-polar orbit for OneWeb’s broadband internet constellation, sharpening a rivalry with SpaceX’s Starlink satellite constellation. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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SpaceX may spin out its Starlink satellite venture

SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell is quoted as saying that the company is planning to spin out its Starlink satellite internet operation — which is currently centered in Redmond, Wash. — and offer shares in an initial public offering. Get the news brief … Continue reading

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Astronaut lands after setting a record for women

NASA astronaut Christina Koch struck a joyful note today after finishing up 328 days in space aboard the International Space Station, a stay that has gone into the history books as the longest spaceflight made by a woman. Get the news … Continue reading

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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner passes the baton

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, who guided the business-networking company through its $26.2 billion acquisition by Microsoft in 2016, says he’ll become executive chairman as of June 1 and leave the CEO reins to Ryan Roslansky. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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