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The U.S. government should overhaul regulations for space operations in order to attract more investment from the private sector, a panel of experts said Monday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. (L to R) Todd Harrison, CSIS senior fellow; Doug Loverro, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy; Scott Pace, director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University; Dawn Harms, vice president, Boeing Satellite Systems International; Marcy Steinke, vice president, Digital Globe; and Richard Leshner, vice president, Planet Labs. Credit: C-SPAN
DigitalGlobe CEO Jeffrey Tarr said investment in replacement satellites for WorldView-1 and 2 would start in 2017, and that the Saudi-built constellation in which DigitalGlobe is a partner would launch in 2019. Credit: Space Foundation
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David Hardy, U.S. Air Force associate deputy under secretary for space, speaking Oct. 20 at the Hosted Payload Summit in Washington. Photo: U.S. Air Force
A rendering of a DMSP Block 5D weather satellite. Credit: USAF/SpaceNews
SpaceX unveils first development tank for Mars spaceship. Credit: SpaceX
Two cubesats after launch from the International Space Station's Small Satellite Orbital Deployer. Credit: NASA
MRO Schiaparelli image
Juno at Jupiter
Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong enter the Tiangong 2 module Oct. 18. Credit: CCTV video still
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