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Antares Rolled Out To Launch Pad at Wallops

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Antares rocket rolled out to launch Pad-0A

An Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket is seen as it is rolled out to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Sunday, January 5, 2014.

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Boeing X-51A WaveRider Has Successful 4th Flight

Boeing X-51A WaveRider Has Successful 4th Flight Video in Story


A Boeing X-51A WaveRider unmanned hypersonic vehicle achieved the longest air-breathing, scramjet-powered hypersonic flight in history May 1, flying for three and a half minutes on scramjet power at a top speed of Mach 5.1. The vehicle flew for a total time of more than six minutes.

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Orbital's Antares Rocket Launch Postponed

Orbital's Antares Rocket Launch Postponed

Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), one of the world's leading space technology companies, today announced that a premature separation of a launch pad umbilical connection to the Antares upper stage used for data communications halted today's countdown of the Antares test launch at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. Engineers are currently analyzing what occurred to determine what measures will be taken to resolve the issue

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NASA Contract For Astrobotic: Prospecting for Lunar Resources

NASA Contract For Astrobotic: Prospecting for Lunar Resources

Astrobotic Technology today announced a NASA contract to determine whether its polar rover can deploy an ice-prospecting payload to the Moon. The ice could yield water, oxygen, methane and rocket propellant to dramatically reduce the cost of space exploration.

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ILS Proton Launches Y1B Satellite for Yahsat

ILS Proton Launches Y1B Satellite for Yahsat

International Launch Services (ILS), a leading launch services provider for the global commercial satellite industry, successfully carried the Y1B satellite into geostationary transfer orbit today on an ILS Proton for Al Yah Satellite Communications (Yahsat) of Abu Dhabi. This was third ILS Proton launch so far this year and the 72nd ILS Proton launch overall.

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Skybox Imaging Raises $70 Million in New Financing

Skybox Imaging Raises $70 Million in New Financing

Skybox Imaging, an early-stage provider of satellite imagery, video, and big data analytics, today announced that it has raised $70 million in Series C financing led by Canaan Partners and Norwest Venture Partners. They join existing investors Khosla Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners, bringing the total amount raised to date to $91 million.

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Billionaire-backed Space Company To Be Announced

Billionaire-backed Space Company To Be Announced

Planetary Resources, Inc. will overlay two critical sectors - space exploration and natural resources - to add trillions of dollars to the global GDP. This innovative start-up will create a new industry and a new definition of 'natural resources'.