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Mock Satellite Snagged By Net On Zero-G Flight | Video
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During a February 2015 parabolic flight, a nylon net was blasted from a compressed air gun towards a scale-model satellite. (added: Apr 12, 2015 at 09:42 pm)

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U.S. Air Force moves toward common satellite control system
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By Andrea Shalal COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force is studying how to develop a common ground system to track, communicate with and control all the satellite s it operates, a move that would save money and improve cybersecurity, the head of Air Force Space Command said on Thursday. General ....(more) (added: Apr 16, 2015 at 03:42 pm)

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U.S. satellite launcher gets first Vulcan rocket request - change the name
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By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Hours after unveiling its next-generation "Vulcan" rocket, the company that launches most of America's satellite s, United Launch Alliance (ULA), ran into its first problem - the rocket's name. "Vulcan is a trademark of Vulcan Inc. and we ha....(more) (added: Apr 13, 2015 at 11:42 pm)

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Rocket startup unveils battery-powered engine for small satellite launches
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By Andrea Shalal COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - Rocket Lab, a privately-held company financed by weapons maker Lockheed Martin Corp and other high-tech investors, on Tuesday said its low-cost Electron launch system for small satellite s will be the first rocket powered by batteries. Chief Executive Peter B....(more) (added: Apr 14, 2015 at 12:42 pm)





















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