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The French space agency CNES is funding construction of the Ariane 6 launch pad at the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Credit: ESA
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After years of efforts within the British government, and lobbying by the country’s space industry, the U.K. is taking steps to get back in the launch business.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine recently compared the commercial satellite remote-sensing sector to the market for cheeseburgers. Credit: SpaceNews illustration
Rocket Lab's Electron small-satellite launcher didn’t make orbit in its May 2017 debut but a second launch in January orbited cubesats for Planet and Spire. Credit: Rocket Lab
Building on the Firefly Alpha, the Firefly Beta will rely on 12 Reaver first-stage engines and a Lightning upper stage to carry 4,000 kilograms to low Earth orbit. Credit: Firefly
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Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s 1945 prediction of the geostationary satellite was dismissed by some Wireless World readers. Twenty years later, on April 6, 1965, the launch of Intelsat 1 proved the famed science-fiction novelist got it largely right. Credit: Wireless World via
Additive Rocket Corp. combines additive manufacturing with a tool called generative design, where computer algorithms develop thousands of different designs that meet a set of constraints and then iterate on them to find the optimal solution. Credit: ARC
Launched in June 2001, Intelsat-901 is healthy but running low on fuel. MEV 1 aims to fix that. Credit: Intelsat
Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital vehicle on the pad prior to an April 29 launch. Credit: Blue Origin
U.S. commercial remote sensing regulations will be put to the test by new ventures, such as EarthNow, a Bill Gates-and-SoftBank-backed venture that aims to distribute live video of the Earth. Credit: NASA’s Epic camera aboard DSCOVR Satellite
An image accompanying a Chinese Academy of Space Technology announcement of a successful airdrop parachute test in April. Credit: CAST

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