New Virginia spaceport head seeks to increase launch activity
Orbital ATK, Virginia Reach Accord on Pad Repair Bill, Insurance
Virginia May Seek Federal Funds for Wallops Spaceport Repairs
Profile | Dale Nash, Executive Director, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority

VIDEO | Minotaur Rocket Lofts 29 Satellites from Virginia Spaceport

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Astrotech reported higher revenue and operating profit for the three months ending Sept. 30 compared to a year ago on the strength of increased launch services to commercial customers.

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Minotaur Rocket Lofts 29 Satellites from Virginia Spaceport
Cygnus Mission Set to Wrap Up Oct. 23; Shutdown Nonissue for Virginia Spaceport
Orbital Sues Virginia, Says State Owes It $16.5 Million
STPSat-3 Delivered to Wallops for Virginia Spaceport’s Fourth but Possibly Not Final Launch of 2013

Booster Backlog at Launch Site While Orbital Waits on Virginia

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While Orbital Sciences waits for the state of Virginia to turn over its new Wallops Flight Facility launch pad, boosters for the company’s Antares rockets are stacking up.

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Virginia Spaceport Poised To Turn Pad Over to Orbital This Month

Virginia’s Spaceport Needs More Money, Report Says

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A newly released report on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at Wallops Island, Va., concluded that increased state funding will be necessary to keep the operation afloat.

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Virginia Urged To Increase Its Spaceport Investment

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A study commissioned by the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority calls for the state to make the capital investment necessary to turn the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island into a multi-use facility and attract new customers.

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Virginia May Give Tax Break for Space Burials [Daily Press]

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Virginia is considering legislation to provide a tax incentive for people to have their cremated remains launched into space, the state’s Daily Press newspaper reports. 

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Virginia Report: Remove Orbital Sciences from Spaceport Board [Daily Press]

Florida Fights Launch of Manned Missions from Virginia [Florida Today]

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Space and economic development officials in Florida are weighing in against a proposal by NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to consider launches of human spaceflight missions, calling it a “betrayal” of their state’s workers, Florida Today reported.

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GeoEye is Consolidating Northern Virginia Offices

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Imagery satellite operator GeoEye of Dulles, Va., will relocate its headquarters within Virginia next year and plans to add 100 new jobs in the state over the next three years, the company said in an Oct. 12 press release.

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Boeing Intelligence Center Opens in Northern Virginia

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Boeing Defense, Space & Security of St. Louis has opened a new intelligence and data collaboration center in Northern Virginia to develop cross-domain solutions to sophisticated national security problems, the company announced Aug. 30.

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Inmarsat To Acquire Virginia-based Network Operator

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PARIS — Mobile satellite operator Inmarsat on Nov. 23 announced it is purchasing communications services provider Segovia Inc. of the United States for $110 million in cash in a transaction that will bolster London-based Inmarsat’s position in U.S. government markets.

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Orbital Picks Virginia Over Florida as Taurus 2’s Base

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WASHINGTON -- It will take about 18 months of aggressive work to prepare the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport for its new client, the Taurus 2 launch vehicle, said Billie Reed, director of the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority that operates the spaceport.

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