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OneWeb founder Greg Wyler during a Nov. 10, 2015 interview with SpaceNews Silicon Valley correspondent Debra Werner. Credit: SpaceNews
WorldView-4 captured this image of Brasilia on Jan. 11, 2017. Credit: DigitalGlobe
When NASA announced the completion of the Space Launch System's critical design review Oct. 22, it also released an updated illustration of the rocket, with the core stage now orange instead of white. NASA said in a press release that orange is "the natural color of the insulation that will cover those elements," as was the case with the shuttle's external tank. Not explained in the release, those, are the curved gray and orange stripes on the solid rocket boosters. Some think they are intended to evoke memories of the shuttle itself or the logo of original shuttle contractor Rockwell International — or, perhaps, computer game company Atari. Credit: NASA
ESA’s contribution to NASA’s Orion spacecraft is the European Service Module, designed to provide the spacecraft’s propulsion, electrical power, water and thermal control. The propulsion qualification model, designed by Airbus Defence and Space, was assembled by OHB Sweden. Credit: ESA
Aerojet Rocketdyne signed a $1.16 billion contract with NASA to restart production of the RS-25 engines that will be used on future launches of the Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket. The company has been building RS-25 engines since the space shuttle program. Credit: Aerojet Rocketdyne - See more at: http://spacenews.com/nasa-conducts-static-fire-test-of-the-rs-25-engines-to-be-used-for-space-launch-system/#sthash.1Ql6BwyA.dpuf
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Eileen Drake, president  and CEO of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc, speaking at the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 2016. Credit: SpaceNews/Tom Kimmell
Addvalue produced the terminal for Inmarsat's Inter-Satellite Data Relay System, which was tested in orbit on the Velox-11 satellite built by Nanyang Technological University's Satellite Research Center in Singapore. Credit: AVI
Airbus CEO Tom Enders presented the company's 2016 financial results during a webcast press conference Feb. 22.
Sea Launch's Odyssey platform with launch vehicle. Credit: Sea Launch
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