Jeffrey Tarr
Final assembly of payload fairings at Ruag Space in Emmen, Switzerland. Credit: Ruag Space
DigitalGlobe won't sell its highest-resolution imagery, such as the picture above of the U.S. Capitol building taken by the company's WorldView-3 satellite, to mapping services that give it away for free. Credit: DigitalGlobe and Satellite Imaging Corp.
JPSS-1. Credit: Ball Aerospace & Technologies
Daniel Friedmann. Credit: MDA
The June 28 explosion of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has amplified calls for the Defense Department to have assured access to space. Credit: NASA TV.
Artist's concept of a single-state-to-orbit spacecraft, powered with beamed microwaves. Credit: Escape Dynamics
Joint CF and USCG Exercise
GPS 3 Processing Facility
OneWeb strategic partners portrait
The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), launched in 2012, is an Explorer mission that allows astronomers to study the universe in high energy X-rays. (NASA/JPL-Caltech artist's concept)
Tory Bruno, the president and chief executive of United Launch Alliance, tweeted this infographic  July 29  depicting the Vulcan rocket's Atlas heritage. Credit: ULA.
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has said the follow-on program to its missile tracking Space Tracking and Surveillance System (above) is likely to be one part for a multi-mission Defense Department satellite.  Credit: MDA.
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Iridium Next satellite
The Eutelsat 9B satellite with its EDRS-A payload is shown in the anechoic test chamber of Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France. Credit: Airbus Defence and Space

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