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ULA Announces Launch of the First National Security Space Mission for the U.S. Space Force; Gary Wentz Quoted

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A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket has entered final preparations to launch the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force's Space and Missile Systems Center, the organization announced on Tuesday

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NASA Seeks Designs for Lunar Soil Collection Drum

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NASA has launched a competition in search of a new lunar soil collection tool for a certain digging robot under development. The Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot or RASSOR requires a new bucket drum for storage of lunar soil, also known as regolith, the space agency said March 17.

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ISS Astronauts Conduct Experiments & Prepare for Next Crew

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The Expedition 62 crew performed a set of different biology research experiments at the International Space Station and supported preparations for the facility's next crew members. Astronauts Andrew Morgan, Jessica Meir and Oleg Skripochka explored the areas of genetics, biological manufacturing and ergonomic conditions in experiments aboard ISS, Mark Garcia, a social media consultant supporting NASA, said in a blog posted Tuesday.

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Magellan GPS III Satellite Turned Over to Space Operations Command; Ed Byrne Quoted

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Space Operations Command has received control of a GPS satellite designed to boost the accuracy of positioning, navigation and timing information threefold. Space and Missile Systems Center, now part of the U.S. Space Force, turned the second GPS III space vehicle or GPS III SV02 over to the command, Los Angeles Air Force Base said Tuesday.

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Maj. Gen. Michael Fantini, Lt. Col. Jake Sotiriadis: US Military Needs to Address ‘Digital Connection Deficit’

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Maj. Gen. Michael Fantini and Lt. Col. Jake Sotiriadis of the U.S. Air Force wrote in a commentary piece published Monday on Defense News that the U.S. military should address its “digital connection deficit” to achieve the decision advantage needed to win against potential adversaries.

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