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New York startup iRocket lands contract for reusable rockets with US Air Force

iRocket announced that the company signed a Phase II RAPID Other Transaction Agreement contract with the U.S. Air Force. The award was created just three months after the phase I contract when iRocket partnered with Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) in Albuquerque, N.M., and Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Virgin Galactic unveils SpaceShipTwo’s cabin design

Virgin Galactic has announced that it will be revealing the interior design of SpaceShipTwo’s cabin. The virtual event will be streamed live on 28 July, 2020. To celebrate this milestone, Virgin Galactic will also be announcing plans to bring immersive experiences of Virgin Galactic’s spaceflight and cabin interior to aspiring astronauts around the world.

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NASA Invests $51 Million in US Firms to Advance Space Research

NASA selected 409 technology proposals for the first phase of funding from the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The contracts will provide approximately $51 million to 312 small businesses in 44 states and Washington, D.C.

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United States Space Force field command structure reduces command layers, focuses on space

The Department of the Air Force and the United States Space Force have finalized the new service’s organizational structure for echelons below the headquarters, reflecting the newest branch of the armed forces’ guiding principles of being a lean, agile and mission-focused organization.

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In-Space sets sights on next phase of Faraday programme after devastating loss of Faraday-1 satellite

In-Space sets sights on next phase of Faraday programme after devastating loss of Faraday-1 satellit. In-Space Missions has vowed to continue its Faraday satellite programme after the extreme disappointment of losing their maiden satellite Faraday-1.

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‘Rapid Action Coronavirus Earth observation’ dashboard, also known as RACE, now live

In response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) have joined forces to use the collective scientific power of their Earth-observing satellite data to document planet-wide changes in the environment and human society.

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Dr. Bleddyn Bowen on War in Space: Strategy, Spacepower, Geopolitics

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Dr. Bleddyn E. Bowen, Lecturer in International Relations, Space Policy/Warfare Expert at University of Leicester talked about his new book War in Space: Strategy, Spacepower, Geopolitics

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