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U.S. Air Force Wideband Global Satcom communications satellite. Credit: Boeing artist's concept
Orbital ATK's family of small satellite buses includes that A500 High End Modular Bus selected by DARPA for its Phoenix satellite-servicing mission. Credit: Orbital ATK
In preparation for the Aug. 19 launch, the Mobile Service Tower is rolled back from a Delta 4 rocket carrying the AFSPC-6 mission. Credit: ULA.
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In many remote areas where Soldiers operate, their over-the-horizon radio communication from the field to higher headquarters like the brigade is nonexistent. Army scientists and researchers built the SMDC-ONE nanosatellite as an innovative technology solution. The ONE stands for Orbital Nanosatellite Effect. (U.S. Army illustration by David McNally)
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U.S. Army Col. Joseph Guzman speaking Aug. 16 at  the 2016 Space and Missile Defense Symposium at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala.  Credit: Eric Schultz / Rocket City Photo
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U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) questioned whether the Air Force can capably run space programs after trouble with its weather satellite program. Credit: House Armed Services Committee
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A Delta 4 Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifts off June 11 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. (Screen grab: United Launch Alliance.)
An Air Force official said seven to 10 missions to be awarded competitively would include a number of GPS 3 satellite launches, which appear well suited to the capabilities of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket (left). Meanwhile, a National Reconnaissance Office mission dubbed NROL-79 will launch atop ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket. Credit: An Air Force official said seven to 10 missions to be awarded competitively would include a number of GPS 3 satellite launches, which appear well suited to the capabilities of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket (left). Meanwhile, a National Reconnaissance Office mission dubbed NROL-79 will launch atop ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket. Credit: SpaceX/ULA
An Atlas 5 rocket carrying the MUOS-5 satellite lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida June 24. Credit: ULA/Ben Cooper.

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