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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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GAO Urges NOAA to Assess Satellite Launch Costs, Based on Life Expectancy

The Government Accountability Office has called on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to review the costs and intended benefits of its satellite launch program based on life expectancy in order to schedule investments. GAO said Thursday NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System program continues to develop the JPSS-1 satellite in …

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Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry Foresees Increase in Air Force’s Space Launch Outsourcing Activity

Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry, vice commander of the U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center, predicts the U.S. military would eventually outsource certain satellite launch and space surveillance work to companies, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Andy Pasztor writes McMurry told an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics-sponsored …

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Third Navy MUOS Satellite Set for Jan. 20 Launch

A satellite that Lockheed Martin built for U.S. Navy mobile communications is scheduled to launch on Jan. 20 from Cape Canaveral in Florida, USNI News reported Wednesday. Sam LaGrone writes the branch’s third Mobile User Objective System satellite will fly aboard an Atlas V rocket and be placed in geostationary …

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