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military satellite communications
DARPA's  Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program, features a payload developed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.  Credit: NRL
China's Shenzou-9 mission in June 2012 marked the space program's first manned docking. The Chinese Space Station program suffered a setback with this month's Long March 5 failure. But China's commitment suggests the failure will be no more than a blip on the path to completing the project. Credit: Xinhua/Naval War College
A reflection in a solar panel at the DHV Technology booth at the 2018 AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites In Logon, Utah. Credit: Keith Johnson for SpaceNews
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Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics (USNI photo)
Aireon's hosted payload network is carried on the Iridium Next constellation. Credit: Aireon
Iridium Communications completed deployment of its Iridium Next constellation with the Jan. 11
launch of the final 10 satellites in the
system. The constellation consists
of 66 operational satellites and nine
on-orbit spares. Credit: Thales Alenia Space Artist's Concept
Swarm Technologies
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In this European Space Agency illustration, a satellite breaks up, adding to the growing population of orbital debris. Debris-clearing spacecraft the U.S., China and others have in the works could double as anti-satellite weapons. Credit: ESA
Photo shows SpaceX's launch of the Es'hail-2 satellite for Es'hailSat on Nov. 15, 2018. Credit: SpaceX.
Morgan Stanley projects that the establishment of  a U.S. Space Force could help boost privately held SpaceX's valuation high as $120 billion. Cowen Washington Research Group is less optimistic that Trump's call for a Space Force will dramatically boost space spending.
An asteroid passes by Earth in this NASA illustration. Credit: NASA

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