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Why small satellites are big for startups

Small satellites, and the startups that make them, are becoming a big deal – and there’s a fresh flurry of industry reports that explain why. 133 more words

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SpaceX launches satellite, then lands rocket

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched a satellite for a Japanese communication company tonight, and then made a bull’s-eye landing on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean. 153 more words

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Blue Origin engineers talk rocket science

Creating a commercial space effort is clearly not a 9-to-5 job: Software engineers from Blue Origin, the space venture that Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos created, reinforced that view today during an… 192 more words

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Moon Express wins U.S. green light for moonshot

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Moon Express says it has received preliminary clearance for the robotic lander that it plans to send to the moon next year, after a… 144 more words

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Virgin Galactic wins license for new spaceship

Virgin Galactic says it’s received an operator license from the Federal Aviation Administration for flying its SpaceShipTwo rocket plane into outer space with commercial payloads. 174 more words

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Dream Chaser spaceship prototype is set to fly

Sierra Nevada Corp. says its full-scale Dream Chaser test vehicle is at last ready to be sent to a NASA center in California, for a fresh round of checkouts that will culminate in a series of flights over the Mojave Desert. 182 more words

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Jeff Bezos touts Blue Origin flight test results

Last month’s test flight of a Blue Origin rocket ship to space and back was aimed at seeing how safely it could land even if one of its three parachutes went out. 178 more words

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