Fu Zhiheng, Executive Vice President, China Great Wall Industry Corp. Credit: CGWIC
SES-15 all-electric satellite. Credit: ArianeGroup
Made In Space is working with Northrop Grumman and Oceaneering space Systems as subcontractors to develop the Archinaut in-space manufacturing capabilities. Credit: Made In Space
This computer-generated view depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater beginning to catch morning light. Curiosity was delivered in 2012 to Gale crater, a 155-kilometer-wide crater that contains a record of environmental changes in its sedimentary rock. Credit: NASA JPL-CALTECH
North Korea launches the Hwasong-14 in July on a lofted trajectory that demonstrated sufficient range to hit the continental United States. Credit: Korean Central News Agency
Accion Systems' electrospray thruster chips (shown in gold) arranged on a notional satellite. Credit: Accion Systems
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket (above) and Blue Origin’s planned New Glenn heavy lifter should prove that big, new rockets are no longer the sole province of government. Credit: SpaceX
Solar electric propulsion was
a key enabling technology for NASA’s now-abandoned plan to relocate part of an asteroid to cislunar orbit. Credit: NASA/artist's concept
NASA has no mission in development to retrieve the samples that will be collected by its Mars 2020 rover. Credit: NASA
The OA-4 service module departs Orbital ATK's Satellite Manufacturing facility in Dulles, Virginia.  Credit: Business Wire
Roscosmos chief Igor Komarov said in March that Russia would separate its ISS modules in 2024 to form the basis of a new Russian national space station. The next month, however, he said Russia is open to staying until 2028. Credit: Energia/Tom Kimmel For SpaceNews
A missile destroys a satellite in this depiction of a scenario some U.S. planners consider inevitable. Credit: Edobric/Shuttershock
In this European Space Agency illustration, a satellite breaks up, adding to the growing population of orbital debris. Debris-clearing spacecraft the U.S., China and others have in the works could easily double as anti-satellite weapons. Credit: ESA
Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao, second from right, attends GLEX 2017. Credit: International Astronautical Federation
A Chinese DNA experiment was among the 25 NanoRacks-brokered experiments a SpaceX Dragon delivered to ISS in early June. Credit: NASA
China’s robotic circumlunar test flight in 2014 snapped this image of the moon with Earth in the distance. Credit: Chinese Academy of Sciences

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