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A scale re-entry module for a next-generation Chinese crewed spacecraft that launched in 2016. Launch of a full-scale model is on tap for 2019. Credit: CASC
A U.S. Navy Standard Missile-3 Block IB interceptor launches from a Japanese destroyer during a Sept. 12 test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System off the coast of Hawaii. Aegis is part of the missile defense network that protects U.S. and allied warships from ballistic missile attacks. The Missile Defense Agency wants to add a new layer of space sensors to detect and track hypersonic weapons that China and Russia are developing. Credit: U.S. Missile Defense Agency
Sergei Krikalev, Roscosmos' director of manned spaceflight, updates reporters in Moscow on the ongoing investigation into the Oct. 11 Soyuz mission abort. Credit: Roscosmos photo
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The impact of an Oct. 11 crewed Soyuz rocket anomaly on Europeanized Soyuz rockets operated by Arianespace is still unclear. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
An artist's concept of Orbital ATK's OmegA rocket in flight.
Projects like LEOSat's planned constellation of 84 broadband satellites in low Earth orbit are driving investments in flat panel antenna technology. Credit: Thales Alenia Space
Steve Collar, SES president and chief executive, is shown talking to 
Rodolphe Belmer, Eutelsat chief executive, during a satellite operators panel at the World Satellite Business Week conference in Paris in September 2018. Credit: SpaceNews/Brian Berger
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Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and U.S. astronaut Nick Hague embrace their families after landing at the Krayniy Airport in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Their Soyuz MS-10 capsule landed  east of the Kazakh town of Dzhezkazgan after their mission was aborted by a launch failure. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
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Adam Van Etten, CosmiQ Works technical director, Valvanera Moreno, SES system architecture and innovation manager, Devin Brande, Orbital Insight advance programs director, Gabriel Comi, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services' Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy Capability Center chief architect, discuss artificial intelligence and machine learning at Satellite Innovation 2018 in Mountain View, California. Credit: SpaceNews/Debra Werner

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