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Robert Bigelow made two interesting announcements today. One announcement was the introduction of Bigelow Space Operations (BSO) a space company that was actually formed a year ago that is going to be a "sales, operational and customer service company that manages and operates space stations developed by Bigelow Aerospace".

On Monday NASA held a briefing with Acting CFO Andrew Hunter. When asked about how NASA plans to operate the ISS after 2025 when funding by NASA will cease, Hunter had no answer.

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) received NASA's Authority to Proceed for the Dream Chaser spacecraft's first mission, with a launch window for late 2020.

Rocket Lab conducted its second Electron launch today placing three cubesats into orbit.

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO Flight 4 mission lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Jan. 19 at 7:48 p.m. EST.

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-6 on Jan. 12 at 2:11 p.m. PST. Designated NROL-47, the mission is in support of national defense.

Planetary Resources today announced the successful launch of the Arkyd-6, a 6U CubeSat, containing a demonstration of technology designed to detect water resources in space.

The First Falcon Heavy

Elon Musk has tweeted three pictures of the first Falcon Heavy under assembly at Cape Canaveral. It is expected to be launched in early 2018.

Orbital ATK today announced it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missiles Center (AFSMC) to build LDPE, or the Long Duration Propulsive Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Secondary Payload Adapter (ESPA) space platform.

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) for NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Nov. 18 at 1:47 a.m. PST.