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Orbital ATK's family of small satellite buses includes that A500 that 's being used for the STPSat-6 spacecraft. Credit: Orbital ATK
Falcon 9 moments after lifting off from Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad. Credit: Craig Vander Galien for SpaceNews
General John Hyten, Air Force Space Command Commander, briefs visiting personnel about the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operatioins Center during a visit to Schriever Air Force Base earlier this year. Credit: U.S. Air Force.
The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon a $886 million contract in 2010 to develop the next-generation GPS ground system, or GPS OXC. Credit: Raytheon graphic
New Shepard launch
In addition to cargo missions to the ISS, Dream Chaser will fly a dedicated research mission for the United Nations in 2021. Credit: Sierra Nevada Corp.
SpaceIL lander
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes Sept. 1 during fueling  operation in preparation for a static-fire test. 
Credit: USLaunchReport.com video
Intelsat's banner hung from the New York Stock Exchange when the company went public in 2013. Credit: Intelsat
Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, Air Force program executive officer for Space and SMC commander, and Tory Bruno, ULA president and CEO, sign a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement or CRADA for the certification of ULA’s Vulcan Launch System at a ceremony, Sept. 27. Credit: ULA
SpaceX artist's concept of interplanetary spaceship arriving at Mars. Credit: SpaceX
Sea Launch lofts rockets from a floating platform in the Pacific Ocean. Credit: Sea Launch
The Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft being prepared for launch in September. A problem with the spacecraft found only after it was placed inside its payload fairing has delayed its launch until the end of October. Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov
The third SBIRS satellite, the next satellite scheduled to join the U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), pictured above in final assembly and test at Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, California. Credit: Lockheed Martin.

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