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SpaceX Falcon 9 BulgariaSat-1 launch
PSLV launch June 23 2017
Galileo navigation satellite. Credit: ESA
OneWeb Ariane launch
WFIRST
Asiasat-8 SSL Amos-7
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) shakes hands with Gen. Jay Raymond, head of Air Force Space Command, at the 2017 Space Symposium. Rogers and the Air Force have recently found themselves at odds over the congressman's "Space Corps" proposal. Credit: Tom Kimmell/SpaceNews
Vulcain 2 engine Ariane 5 Philippe Stroppa / Safran
Space Rider aims to provide Europe with an affordable, independent, reusable end-to-end integrated space transportation system for routine access and return from low orbit. It will be used to transport payloads for an array of applications, orbit altitudes and inclinations. Credit: ESA
MOM launch ISRO
Magali Vaissiere, ESA's director of telecommunications and integrated applications (far left)  with Thales Alenia Space CEO Jean Loic Galle; Newtec CEO Thomas Van den Driessche; and Avanti Communications CEO David Williams at the Paris Air and Space Show on June 21. Credit: ESA
stratolaunch pegasus
AMC-9 SES GE-12
Sunrise as viewed from the International Space Station in November. Framing the edge of sun is the Soyuz TMA-17M (front) which brought NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, JAXA astronaut Kimiya Yui and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko to the station and a Russian Progress 60 (back) cargo craft which arrived back in July. Credit: NASA JSC
LISA illustration
Falcon 9 Iridum-1 landing

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