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A Probe’s Journey to the Sun

  After a successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Rocket, its passenger, NASA’s Parker Probe, is now on its way to rendezvous with the sun. Onlookers cheerfully watched as lift off occurred at 3:31am EDT from Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The spacecraft, which is roughly the size of…

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Firefly Aerospace Announces Formation of Advisory Board

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. (Firefly), a developer of orbital launch vehicles for the small to medium satellite market, announced today the formation of an all-star advisory board. Members of the board act as ambassadors and advocates of Firefly and support the executive and management teams through consultation and strategic analysis. Initial appointments to the Firefly board are Jeff Bingham, Robert M. Lightfoot,…

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NASA, French Aerospace Lab to Collaborate on Sonic Boom Prediction Research

NASA and France’s Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (ONERA), the French national aerospace research center, signed a research agreement Wednesday that could make supersonic passenger flights over land practical, dramatically reducing travel time in the United States or anywhere in the world. NASA and ONERA agreed to collaborate on research predicting where sonic booms will be heard as…

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Apollo Fusion raises $10 million to ramp production of its satellite thrusters

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Satellite propulsion company Apollo Fusion recently closed their Series B round of $10 million from Reid Hoffman from Greylock Partners.  Reid Hoffman, also the co-Founder of LinkedIn, has joined Apollo Fusion’s Board of Directors. Apollo’s mission is to help “enable the second space race” with a new satellite propulsion system that delivers 3…

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Cryoport Delivers Biological Samples for International Space Station

IRVINE, Calif. — Cryoport, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYRX, CYRXW) (“Company”), the world’s leading temperature controlled logistics company dedicated to the life sciences industry, announced that biological samples transported by Cryoport were launched today at 5:42 am EDT on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket which took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida to the International Space Station (ISS). On May 25, 2018, Cryoport managed the…

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NASA Invests in Shapeshifters, Biobots, Other Visionary Technology

WASHINGTON,  — NASA is investing in technology concepts that include meteoroid impact detection, space telescope swarms, and small orbital debris mapping technologies that may one day be used for future space exploration missions. The agency selected 25 early-stage technology proposals that have the potential to transform future human and robotic exploration missions, introduce new exploration capabilities, and significantly improve current approaches…

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Tyonek Subsidiary to Support A-Kit Design, Prototype and Integration on US Army UH-60M

MADISON, Ala. /PRNewswire/ — TFab Manufacturing, LLC, (TFab) a subsidiary of Tyonek Manufacturing Group, Inc. (TMG) and Tyonek Native Corporation, has been awarded a $19 millioncontract to support the Limited Interim Missile Warning System (LIMWS). LIMWS is the U.S. Army’s competitive procurement activity to provide upgraded capability to the warfighter beyond the AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning System (CMWS). BAE systems won the…

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