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

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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