Three cubesats orbit Earth after being deployed from the ISS. Credit: NASA
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A SpaceX Falcon 9, shown above rolling out to the pad for its Jan. 17 launch of the Jason-3 satellite, will launch SES-9 on Feb. 24, according to SES. Credit: SpaceX
A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft berthed to the International Space Station. SpaceX had the best technical ratings of the three winning CRS-2 proposals, but also, by the approach NASA used, the highest price. Credit: NASA
Artist's concept of a single-state-to-orbit spacecraft, powered with beamed microwaves. Credit: Escape Dynamics
Avanti Communications aims to deploy a network of four Hylas satellites to provide broadband coverage over Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Credit: SpaceNews graphic by Brian Berger
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Arianespace Chief Executive Stephane Israel, left, shakes hands with Airbus space division chief Francois Auque during an Ariane 5 bulk-order purchase witnessed by French President Francois Hollande, center, in December 2013. Credit: CNES
SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk, speaking  Jan. 30 at a hyperloop design competition at Texas A&M, said he expected the first Falcon Heavy flight "toward the end of the year... maybe late summer."
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Eutelsat 9B, with a combined television and data-relay mission, in the Airbus cleanroom in Toulouse, France. CREDIT: Airbus
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