Atlas 5 Launches Mexicos Morelos-3 L-band Satellite
Boeing Postpones ILS Proton Launch of Mexico’s Centenario Satellite
Mexican Government To Award Licenses for Two Orbital Slots
SpaceX Leases Pad in New Mexico for Next Grasshopper Tests
New Mexico Expands Spaceflight Liability Law
Ariane 5 Lofts Pair of Satellites for British, Mexican Governments

Editorial | Roadblock in New Mexico

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New Mexico has done a lot for the fledgling suborbital spaceflight industry, primarily by building a $200 million spaceport from which Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic venture plans to begin taking paying passengers to the edge of space as soon as late 2013. To succeed, however, Spaceport America needs one more thing from the state: legislation to protect suppliers to companies like Virgin Galactic from lawsuits filed on behalf of customers killed or injured on suborbital flights.

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Virgin Galactic Pushing for New Mexico Liability Relief

Virgin Galactic Now Hiring in California, New Mexico

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Virgin Galactic and the Spaceship Company — Virgin’s joint venture with Scaled Composites to build the SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane and its WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft — announced April 30 they are seeking to fill a combined 18 positions.

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New Mexico Candidates Grilled on Spaceport [NMpolitics.net]
New Mexico Spaceport Feels Budget Pinch [Las Cruces Sun-News]

New Mexico State Lawmakers Kill Bill To Limit Space Travelers’ Lawsuits [Las Cruces Sun-News]

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A proposal in the New Mexico state legislature that would have prevented space travelers or their families from suing manufacturers of parts and equipment used in spaceflights died in committee Feb. 7, the Las Cruces Sun-News reports.

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New Mexico Spaceport Getting $250K from FAA

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Spaceport America said Aug. 26 that it has received a federal grant for the second year in a row to help fund spaceport infrastructure at the southern New Mexico launch and landing facility.

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Profile: Christine Anderson, Executive Director, New Mexico Spaceport Authority
With $1B Satellite Order, Mexican Gov’t Looks To Change Satmex Relationship

Boeing Lands Three-satellite Deal with Mexico

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PONTE VEDRA, Fla. — Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems on Dec. 20 announced it has signed a $1 billion contract with the Mexican government to provide three satellites — two for mobile communications and one for conventional fixed services — in a deal whose consequences for Mexican satellite operator Satmex were not immediately apparent.

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U.S. Begins UAV Surveillance Flights Along Texas-Mexico Border

New Mexico Tapped To Lead FAA Space Group

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Climate Monitoring | NASA Satellite Data Used To Track Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

New Mexico Postpones Student Launch Event

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Student-built experiments will have to wait until May 6 for a suborbital launch from New Mexico’s Spaceport America due to schedule conflicts among participants, organizers of the student launch event announced April 19.

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