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Boeing gets $2.9B contract for more KC-46 tankers

The U.S. Air Force today awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 more KC-46A tanker aircraft and associated equipment, bringing the total number of tankers on contract to 52.  The report comes as Boeing is preparing to make its first … Continue reading

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Boeing boosts laser communications venture

Boeing HorizonX Ventures is leading a $10 million investment round to boost BridgeSat, a Denver-based satellite communications company that aims to use laser technology for ground-to-space data connectivity. Founded in 2015, BridgeSat is developing a network of optical ground stations and … Continue reading

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How Boeing re-engineered the 737’s landing gear

When Boeing’s customers said they wanted a stretched-out 737 MAX jet, there was one big problem: The 737’s landing gear was too short to handle it. Fortunately, Boeing’s engineers came to the rescue, with a stretched-out landing gear to match … Continue reading

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Boeing to acquire Millennium satellite venture

Boeing says it’ll expand its already-strong satellite portfolio with the acquisition of Millennium Space Systems, a California-based venture that specializes in small satellites for national security customers. Founded in 2001, Millennium had its first satellite, the 200-kilogram (440-pound) Rapid Pathfinder … Continue reading

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Boeing boosts Digital Alloys’ metal 3-D printing tech

Boeing HorizonX says it’s investing in Digital Alloys, a Massachusetts-based startup specializing in metal additive manufacturing, which adds to more than a dozen companies in Boeing’s tech venture capital portfolio. The $12.9 million Series B financing round announced today was led by G20 Ventures. … Continue reading

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NASA names 9 astronauts for first space taxi trips

NASA unveiled the first nine astronauts for its commercial crew missions to the International Space Station today, including rookies as well as seasoned veterans. The “New Nine” include two women and seven men. All but one of them are current … Continue reading

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NASA confirms new schedule for space taxis

NASA today laid out a newly stretched-out schedule for flying astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil, with SpaceX’s first such flight set for no earlier than next April. The space agency also confirmed Boeing’s plan to put off its first … Continue reading

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