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DoD IG Evaluates Quality Mgmt Practices at EELV Contractor Production Facilities

The Defense Department‘s Office of Inspector General has called for a root cause analysis and implementation of corrective measures to address contractor nonconformities identified during a review of quality management practices under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. DoD OIG made the recommendation to the heads of the EELV System Program Office …

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Army Activates ‘Kestrel Eye’ Imagery Satellite

The U.S. Army ‘s Space and Missile Defense Command has activated a satellite built to collect and transmit imagery in real time to tactical-level soldiers on ground. Kestrel Eye served as a payload aboard a Falcon 9 rocket that lifted off Aug. 14 at NASA’s Kennedy in Florida as part of SpaceX‘s CRS-12 cargo resupply …

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Army’s Microsatellite Demonstrator Launches Aboard SpaceX Rocket to Support Tactical Comms

A U.S. Army microsatellite lifted off aboard SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket Monday to demonstrate collection and delivery of real-time imagery data from space to tactical warfighters on ground. Kestrel Eye launched from NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida as part of SpaceX’s 12th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, the …

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NASA to Install Equipment on Orbital ATK Spacecraft as Part of TESS Explorer Mission

NASA will install cameras and science data processing computers for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-built Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite onto an Orbital ATK spacecraft in the coming weeks following the platform’s completion of a systems integration review. The space agency said Saturday that independent technical and scientific experts reviewed the TESS …

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House Appropriations Panel Proposes $22M Budget for FAA Commercial Space Transpo Office

The House Appropriations Committee’s transportation, housing and urban development bill would allocate $21.6 million in fiscal 2018 funds to the Federal Aviation Administration’s commercial space transportation office, Space News reported Tuesday. The proposed budget in the draft appropriations bill reflects a $1.7 million increase from AST’s funds under the omnibus …

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Trump Signs Bill to Authorize NOAA Purchase of Commercial Satellite Weather Data

President Donald Trump last week signed a bill authorizing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to acquire weather data from commercial satellite systems, Space News reported Friday. Jeff Foust writes the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 allows NOAA to spend up to $6 million a year to conduct a pilot procurement program …

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