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SpaceX Wins $130M Air Force Launch Services Contract; Gwynne Shotwell Comments

SpaceX has received a potential two-year, $130 million contract to bring into orbit a U.S. Air Force satellite. The firm-fixed-price contract covers launch vehicle manufacturing, spaceflight worthiness activities, integration and launch operations support for the Air Force Space Command-52 satellite, the Defense Department said Thursday. The service’s space and missile …

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General Atomics Unit Concludes Pre-Flight Tests on Orbital Test Bed Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 25, 2018 — A business unit of General Atomics has completed tests on the Orbital Test Bed satellite platform ahead of its launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket to perform on-orbit demonstrations of various hosted technologies, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems conducted full-system pre-flight tests …

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Rupert Pearce: Inmarsat Picks SpaceX Launch Vehicle for Space Missions

Inmarsat will use SpaceX‘s Falcon Heavy or Falcon 9 vehicle for up to three future space mission launches in a move that Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce says will help secure his company against future schedule risks. “In view of capacity constraints in the satellite launch market, Inmarsat believes that securing optionality today is an important business safeguard, …

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