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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) Credit: DoD
SpaceX Falcon Heavy
Alcantara launch center
Blue Origin’s reusable New Glenn rocket is slated to make its debut in 2021. Launch customers signed to date include Eutelsat, Telesat,Sky Perfect JSAT, OneWeb and Mu Space. Credit: Blue Origin
Tarana base node
SLS core interstage
Vega VV14 PRISMA
DARPA’s Blackjack program will evaluate if national security space missions can use a networked constellation of smallsats in low Earth orbit instead of large, geostationary satellites. Credit: DARPA
The Demo-1 mission ended March 8 with a successful undocking from the ISS followed, six hours later, by a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast, in view of SpaceX recovery ships. Credit: NASA
FCC Ajit Pai
DLR FALCon reusability
New Glenn upper stage
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan (left) speaks with defense analyst Todd Harrison March 20, 2019 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Credit: SpaceNews
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Artist's rendition of the  Ariane 62, version (two side-boosters) that is optimized for institutional missions. Credit: Arianespace.

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