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UK to Invest $67M in Space Launch Industry

The U.K. government plans to allocate $67 million for a program that would support satellite launch services and low gravity spaceflights from U.K. spaceports. The LaunchUK program is designed to help U.K. spaceports access the global market for small satellite launches and provide low gravity flights for science missions, the British …

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Air Force Picks Tyndall AF Base as MQ-9 Reaper Wing Location

The U.S. Air Force has selected Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida as its preferred location to house a new military wing along with 24 units of the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper remotely controlled aircraft. Tyndall’s MQ-9 Reaper Wing will comprise an operations group that will have mission control elements and launch-and-recovery platforms, as well …

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ITIF: 91% of Popular Federal Sites Fail to Perform Well in Terms of Speed, Mobile Friendliness

A new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has found that approximately 91 percent of most popular U.S. federal websites did not fare well on at least one of the metrics for page-load speed, accessibility, mobile friendliness and security. ITIF said Monday it examined 469 federal websites for the Benchmarking U.S. Government Websites report’s …

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Air Force Squadron Decommissions ANGELS Satellite

The U.S. Air Force‘s third space experimentation squadron decommissioned the Automated Navigation and Guidance Experiment for Local Space satellite Nov. 20 at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado. ANGELS tested orbital mechanics of space-based technology platforms, as well as automated spacecraft operations, space situational awareness and rendezvous and proximity methods, the Air …

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