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ESA’s contribution to NASA’s Orion spacecraft is the European Service Module, designed to provide the spacecraft’s propulsion, electrical power, water and thermal control. The propulsion qualification model, designed by Airbus Defence and Space, was assembled by OHB Sweden. Credit: ESA
Aerojet Rocketdyne signed a $1.16 billion contract with NASA to restart production of the RS-25 engines that will be used on future launches of the Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket. The company has been building RS-25 engines since the space shuttle program. Credit: Aerojet Rocketdyne - See more at: http://spacenews.com/nasa-conducts-static-fire-test-of-the-rs-25-engines-to-be-used-for-space-launch-system/#sthash.1Ql6BwyA.dpuf
Europa Clipper
Eileen Drake, president  and CEO of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc, speaking at the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 2016. Credit: SpaceNews/Tom Kimmell
Addvalue produced the terminal for Inmarsat's Inter-Satellite Data Relay System, which was tested in orbit on the Velox-11 satellite built by Nanyang Technological University's Satellite Research Center in Singapore. Credit: AVI
Airbus CEO Tom Enders presented the company's 2016 financial results during a webcast press conference Feb. 22.
Sea Launch's Odyssey platform with launch vehicle. Credit: Sea Launch
CST-100 mockup
GEE Global Eagle Entertainment Dave Davis
Kacific-1 Boeing
Proton rocket Roscosmos snow
This image from DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite shows the Crimean port of Sevastopol. Credit: DigitalGlobe
F9 LC-39A launch
NASA artist's concept of SLS.

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