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Claire Leon is the new director of launch enterprise at the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center.
The new data were gathered as the MAVEN's ground controllers began turning on its instruments after the probe entered into orbit around the red planet Sept. 21.
Sen. Heinrich said he continued to support efforts in Congress to fund development of a replacement for the RD-180 rocket engine despite a joint venture by Blue Origin and ULA to develop such an...
Ten years after the completion of the Ansari X Prize appeared to open a new era of commercial human spaceflight, company executives and government officials at a commercial space conference expressed...
NASA has abandoned plans to fly a solar-sail mission in 2015 after investing four years and more than $21 million on the project.  
The U.S. Air Force’s unmanned X-37B spaceplane — which had been orbiting Earth on a classified mission for 22 months — landed Oct. 17 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
Many industry officials expect Orbital to use a solid-fueled motor built by ATK.
A new U.S. Air Force contracting vehicle for hosting government payloads on commercial satellites likely will be used exclusively for civilian scientific missions for three to five years.
A NASA mission aimed at developing a nontoxic propellant for satellite thrusters will host three experimental payloads for the U.S. Defense Department when it launches in 2016.
The operator of an underutilized Alaska launch site is offering more than $20 million to launch companies in a bid to attract a larger class of launch vehicles.


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