Mexico's Centenario satellite undergoes pre-launch preparations for its ill-fated launch aboard an ILS Proton.
Artist's concept of the Ariane 64. Credit: CNES
Lockheed Martin Space Systems is using its NextSTEP award to study habitat technologies leveraging the company’s proposed Jupiter system for cis-lunar missions. Credit: Lockheed Martin
NewSat teleport at Perth
Mark Rawlins
Operating from Europe’s Guiana Space Center, the Ariane 5 first separated the  DirecTV-15 satellite followed by the SkyM-1 spacecraft, which was in the vehicle’s lower berth. Credit: Arianespace video
X2nSat, which currently operates teleports at its California headquarters and in Atlanta, sought a third site because of the limited real estate at those locations for expansion. Credit: X2nSat
Several officials attending the Global Space and Satellite Forum  May 26-27 in Abu Dhabi,  said the Arab Spectrum Management Group's willingness to cede  some satellite spectrum to terrestrial operators appears to be part of a larger trend. Credit: Global Space and Satellite Forum
Falcon 9.
Credit: SpaceX
Jim Green, NASA's P Planetary Science Division director (center) NASA, speaks on a panel about the instruments selected to investigate Jupiter's moon, Europa. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani
An X2.7 class solar flare flashes on the edge of the sun on May 5, 2015. This image was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory and shows a blend of light from the 171 and 131 Ångström wavelengths. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Solar Dynamics Observatory
Sir Martin Sweeting, shown speaking at the 31st Space Symposium in April, suggested May 26 that market enthusiasm for small satellites may have gone too far. Credit: Tom Kimmell
ULA CEO Tory Bruno unveils the company's proposed Vulcan rocket during an April 13 press conference at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. Credit: Tom Kimmell for Space Foundation.

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