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Starliner and Crew Dragon
Orbital Insight relies on computer vision and machine learning to derive information from balloon, drone and satellite imagery. Orbital Insight identified aircraft in this DigitalGlobe image. Credit: DigitalGlobe
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson delivers her the “Air Force We Need,” address during the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 17, 2018. During her remarks, Wilson stressed the Air Force will need more active, guard and reserve Airmen to fully enable the service’s operational squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank)
China ASAT test debris
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Gen. John Raymond Speaks at the "Fighting Under Fire" Panel Discussion
Ellis UAG AIAA Space
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SpaceX BFR moon
Amanda Fish, Delta Airlines onboard products general manager, speaking on a panel at the World Satellite Business Week conference in Paris in September 2018. Credit: SpaceNews/Brian Berger
The silver ring depicted in the Spaceflight illustration above is an ESPA ring developed by Moog under a U.S. Air Force contract. The black ring is called Hub and was manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space. It is similar to the ESPA Grande payload adapter.
Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, Yahsat chief executive, said Yahsat sees a silver lining in Brazil’s economic woes. The firm had to re-price some contracts, but customers  signed long-term agreements because they could lock-in favorable rates. Credit: SpaceNews/Brian Berger
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SpaceIL lander

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