Artist’s illustration
of a concept for NASA’s GeoCarb mission, which
will map concentrations of key carbon gases
above the Americas from geostationary orbit. (Credit: Lockheed Martin, University of Oklahoma)
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith leads the 45th Space Wing, winner of the SpaceNews 2017 Government Agency of the Year award. (Credit: Capt. Christopher Merrian/U.S. Air Force)
Dale Nash, executive director of Virginia Space and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (center) and Alta Devices, Twiggs Space Lab and Near Space Launch colleagues hold three interlinked ThinSats. Credit: Alta Devices
Intelsat’s Network Operations Center in Ellenwood, Georgia. (Credit: Intelsat)
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Adam Draper, founder and managing director of startup accelerator
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One of Spire’s three-unit cubesats undergoes testing at the San Francisco-based company’s lab. (Credit: Spire)
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So far, NASA has launched just one of the 15 missions recommended in the 2007 Earth science decadal survey: the Soil Moisture Active Passive, or SMAP, mission. The $915 million mission launched Jan. 31, 2015. Less than six months later, its radar failed but its radiometer continues to function.
Between 1993 and 2009, astronauts repaired and upgraded Hubble five times. (Credit: NASA)
The European Space Agency’s Gaia astrometry observatory undergoes pre-launch preparation at Europe’s South American spaceport in 2013. (Credit: ESA)
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope emerged from Chamber A at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in December.  (Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn)
Raoul Mallart,
CTO of Sigfox (Credit: Sigfox)
President Donald Trump, speaks before signing the Presidential Space Directive - 1, directing NASA to return to the moon, in the Roosevelt room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.  (Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)
SES’s AMC-9 satellite began drifting last June accompanied by still-unexplained debris. (Credit: SES)

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