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David Davis, chief systems engineer for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, is exploring the implications the military's focus on resilience will have on satellite building and testing. Credit: SMC
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U.K. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier speaks during a November 2016 media event for Invincible Shield, an interoperability exchange at Osan Air Base, South Korea. (Credit: U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Dillian Bamman)
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Launch of Atlas 5 SBIRS GEO-2 from Cape Canaveral AFS. Credit: United Launch Alliance
Falcon 9 GRACE-FO launch
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IRDM GRACE-FO Launch Falcon 9
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As MDA joins the Maxar Technologies’ family, which includes DigitalGlobe with its WorldView constellation, “we are looking at how to unlock the market that can benefit from the combined use of RadarSat and optical WorldView imagery in ways that were not envisioned before or were difficult to achieve from two independent companies,” said Dave Belton, vice president of MDA’s Geospatial Services Group. Credit: MDA
The 70-kilogram ICEYE-X1 satellite launched Jan. 12 on a PSLV rocket carrying India’s Cartosat-2 and 30 smaller satellites. Credit: ICEYE artist's concept
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