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A SpaceX Falcon 9 poised for the March 2017 launch of SES-9 from Cape Canaveral's SLC-40 launch pad. Credit: SpaceX
For the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Firmamentum is developing OrbWeaver, a small satellite to ride into orbit on an Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Secondary Payload Adapter ring, chew up the ring and turn the pieces into a satellite antenna. Credit: Tethers Unlimited
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“We are looking for a large number of new startups, inward investment in particular,” Graham Turnock, the chief executive officer of the U.K. Space Agency, told SpaceNews on the sidelines of the 13th Appleton Space Conference that took place  Dec. 7 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) here.

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