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SpaceX deals out 60 Starlink internet satellites

After two postponements, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket executed a mission that dealt out 60 Starlink broadband data satellites in low Earth orbit. The rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, right on time, at 10:30 … Continue reading

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Maxar to build the first piece of lunar Gateway

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine today announced that the first major component for a future mini-space station in lunar orbit will be provided by Maxar Technologies, formerly known as SSL. “The contractor that will be building that element is … drum … Continue reading

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AWS Ground Station is open for business

Six months after a sneak preview, Amazon Web Services has just raised the curtain on AWS Ground Station, its cloud-based system for controlling satellites and downloading satellite data. AWS says the service is now generally available, with two ground station installations already … Continue reading

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Tethers Unlimited works on satellite servicing robot

Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited works on space technologies ranging from radios to robotic arms, but the company is planning to put all those pieces together to create a space robot called “LEO Knight.” “LEO Knight is a microsat-class system intended to support … Continue reading

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Filings reveal details of SpaceX rocket lawsuit

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture and subsidiaries of United Launch Alliance and Northrop Grumman are intervening in a SpaceX lawsuit protesting $2.3 billion in rocket development awards to those three companies. In a redacted version of the lawsuit, originally … Continue reading

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Put your name on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover

Space fans have been sending their names to Mars and other extraterrestrial destinations for more than two decades, and it’s that time again: From now until Sept. 30, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is taking names for the Mars 2020 rover mission. … Continue reading

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SpaceX files lawsuit against federal government

SpaceX today filed a lawsuit against the federal government, apparently protesting a contract bidding process — but asked the court to keep the proceedings under seal and covered by a protective order. The California-based company said the details had to … Continue reading

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