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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