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Boeing wins $3.9B for new-look Air Force One jets

The White House has confirmed that Boeing won a firm, fixed-price contract from the U.S. Air Force to deliver two Air Force One presidential jets for $3.9 billion, more than a year and a half after a purported price tag … Continue reading

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Rocket engine scores a ’10’ in test for space plane

A rocket engine built from spare space shuttle parts — and the team behind the engine — passed a grueling 10-day, 10-firing test that sets the stage for Boeing’s Phantom Express military space plane. “We scored a perfect 10 last week,” … Continue reading

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Air Force contract marks a first for Falcon Heavy

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $130 million firm-fixed-price contract to SpaceX for the launch of its classified AFSPC-52 satellite on a Falcon Heavy rocket. It’s the first national security contract won for SpaceX’s heavy-lift rocket, which had its … Continue reading

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Trump directs Pentagon to create Space Force

President Donald Trump today directed the Department of Defense to create a Space Force as the sixth branch of the U.S. military, alongside the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. “We are going to have the Air Force … Continue reading

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Tethers Unlimited delivers tiny satellite transmitter

Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited says it’s delivered the first flight unit of a K-band radio transmitter that’s designed for use on CubeSat satellites as small as a loaf of bread. The SWIFT-KTX transmitter builds upon Tethers Unlimited’s software-defined radio platform to transmit … Continue reading

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Experts study ways to patrol the final frontier

Two months after President Donald Trump said the United States may create a new military branch to focus on national security space activities, Politico is reporting that CNA Corp., a federally funded research and development center, is studying ways to make it so. … Continue reading

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Paul Allen marks Memorial Day in a deep-sea way

It’s traditional to revisit the gravesites of America’s fallen warriors on Memorial Day, but billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen is adding a non-traditional twist. Today the co-founder of Microsoft is highlighting the work that he’s funded over the past couple of … Continue reading

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