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If outer space is the "final frontier," the private commercialization of low Earth orbit — about 100-1,200 miles up — could become the new Wild West if we're not careful. Credit: Charles Marion Russell
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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
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Erwin Hudson, Vice President of Telesat LEO, said the operator's business plans center on a constellation with 292 satellites. Credit: Brian Berger/SpaceNews
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Roccor CEO Doug Campbell at the Small Satellite Conference at Utah State University in Logan, Utah Aug. 7, 2018. Roccor specializes in power and communications for satellites. Credit: Keith Johnson for SpaceNews.
LeoLabs new radar in Midland, Texas, came on line in February 2017. Credit: LeoLabs
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Expedition 56 Flight Engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA in the Destiny laboratory module June 11 with gear for measuring and analyzing red blood cell function to help doctors understand how blood cell production is altered in microgravity. Credit: NASA Johnson via Flickr
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to develop military space capabilities in low-Earth orbit. Credit: DARPA
Daniel S. Goldberg
CEO, Telesat. Credit: SpaceNews/Kate Patterson.

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