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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (left) meets with Xu Dazhe, director of the China National Space Administration. Credit: CAST

Special Report | U.S. Civil & Military Space Procurement Forecast

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An overview of upcoming space procurements for U.S. government in the civl and military arenas.

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Op-ed | Time for U.S. Focus on Earth Observation, Space Industrial Base

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The commercial remote sensing and Earth observation environment has changed radically since its founding in the mid-1990s. Commercial technology development has accelerated rapidly, bringing new capabilities — like laser communications — that can benefit and enable this sector regardless of its origin.

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U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), above, is planning a broad space reform bill that would change how the Defense Department and NASA approach space acquisitions and operations. | Credit: Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce.
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Gen. John Hyten, commander of Air Force Space Command said in 2013 — as vice commander — sequestration cuts forced the service to lay off about half of its space operations contractor workforce.  Credit: Xinia Productions/Jose Morales

SpaceX Expects U.S. Air Force Certification by Year’s End

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SpaceX expects to earn certification from the U.S. Air Force to launch national security missions by the end of the year, but will not meet an ambitious Dec. 1 deadline suggested by the service’s top space officer.

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