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NASA Completes Ground-Based Laser Tests of ICESat-2’s Altimeter System

NASA has completed the ground-based laser testing of the ICESat-2 satellite’s altimeter instrument at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The completion of the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System‘s testing sets ICESat-2 for launch on Sept. 12., the space agency said Tuesday. Previously, Northrop Grumman integrated the ATLAS with a spacecraft bus built to serve as the instrument’s …

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ULA’s Kelly Garehime Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Space Launch Regulatory Reform

Kelly Garehime, associate general counsel of regulatory affairs at United Launch Alliance, has said ULA believes the Federal Aviation Administration should re-engage with the aviation rulemaking committee in developing new launch licensing regulations in order to ensure public safety during space launches. “The Streamlined Launch and Reentry Licensing ARC was conducted …

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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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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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Commerce Dept: NOAA Renames Weather Satellite GOES-16 After Entry Into Geostationary Orbit

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officially named its first geostationary weather satellite GOES-16 nearly 10 days after it launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket on Nov. 19. Lockheed Martin-built GOES-16, previously known as GOES-R, has started to move into its geostationary checkout orbit after the satellite …

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