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NOAA Weather Satellite Arrives in Geostationary Orbit

A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellite on Monday reached geostationary orbit and is set to carry out the second deployment phase for solar array components Tuesday. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S officially adopted the name GOES-17 following its arrival at the geostationary orbit and is scheduled to enter the post-launch calibration …

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Air Force Unmanned Space Plane Lands at Kennedy Space Center

The U.S. Air Force‘s unmanned reusable space plane has arrived from an on-orbit mission at the shuttle landing facility of NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4 performed on-orbit experiments during its 718-day mission, which brings the total number of days spent in space for the OTV program to 2,085 …

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Navy’s MUOS-5 Comms Satellite Deploys Antennas, Solar Arrays After Arrival at Operational Orbit

The U.S. Navy‘s fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite has fielded its antennas and solar arrays after the MUOS team maneuvered the spacecraft into operational orbit, the Navy reported Thursday. The Lockheed Martin-built MUOS-5 satellite reached operational orbit four months after it launched aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air …

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AF Eyes Potential $2B Savings From Integrated Launch Range Support Contract

The U.S. Air Force anticipates savings in launch range operations as its integrated range support contract with a Raytheon and General Dynamics joint venture goes into effect this month, Aviation Week reported Monday. Amy Butler writes that the Launch and Test Range Integrated Support Contract with Range Generation Next could potentially facilitate savings of $1.8 …

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