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Op-ed | The space industry: A closer look at the new ecosystem

October 15, 2019

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Those immortal words belong to history. But in the long story of human evolution, 50 years is only the blink of an eye, hardly of import when measured against the rhythm of civilizations. Fifty years is significant when measured in a human life span, affecting…

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Air Force official shakes things up at SMC

January 25, 2019

This article was first published in the SN Military.Space newsletter. If you would like to get our news and insights for national security space professionals every Tuesday, sign up here for your free subscription. Few people in the Pentagon or the space industry have heard of Col. Russell Teehan. In July, he was named “portfolio architect” of the Air Force Space…

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DigitalGlobe loses WorldView-4 satellite to gyro failure

January 7, 2019

JACKSONVILLE — DigitalGlobe announced Monday that its WorldView-4 satellite has malfunctioned. In a statement, DigitalGlobe, a division of Maxar Technologies, said the control moment gyros on WorldView-4, launched in November 2016, have failed, preventing the spacecraft from pointing accurately. The company said that while efforts are continuing to restore the spacecraft, “Maxar believes that WorldView-4 will likely…

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Wall Street – Space-savvy once again

December 31, 2018

Wall Street is now finally paying attention to the space industry again. In December, CNBC profiled Adam Jonas, a former automotive industry analyst at Morgan Stanley who has shifted to analyze the space industry. His coverage of Tesla led him to discover Elon Musk’s other company, SpaceX, and he found that there was enough going…

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Air Force launch commander ‘not confident’ GPS 3 will lift off Wednesday

December 19, 2018

Update: SpaceX said Wednesday morning it needed more time to evaluate the cause of Tuesday’s launch scrub. “Standing down from today’s launch attempt of GPS III SV01 to further evaluate out of family reading on first stage sensors; will confirm a new launch date once complete,” SpaceX tweeted at 6:32 a.m. Eastern Wednesday. JACKSONVILLE —…

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Blue Origin gearing up for next New Shepard test flight

December 18, 2018

Blue Origin plans to conduct the next test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle no earlier than Dec. 19 as the company moves closer to flying people into space. In a statement Dec. 17, the company said the next New Shepard flight, designated NS-10, will take place Dec. 18 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern from…

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