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On Feb 23, 2020
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Op-Ed: Many have made comparisons to the transfer of whole units of personnel to the Air Force following the National Security Act of 1947, but the best way forward is more nuanced. https://t.co/Dr6oZV5b5l
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Op-Ed | Who should join the U.S. Space Force?

Op-Ed | Who should join the U.S. Space Force?

Building a military space culture may not require mass transfers of Army, Navy units to the Space Force

On Feb 19, 2020
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RT @SpaceNews_Inc: FIRST UP | Ariane 5 puts two in orbit • Space Adventures selling Crew Dragon seats • Kleos borrows $3.7M as it awaits first launch - https://t.co/ixoBKHQghb
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An Ariane 5 launched two geostationary orbit satellites for Japan and South Korea Tuesday.

An Ariane 5 launched two geostationary orbit satellites for Japan and South Korea Tuesday.

An Ariane 5 launched two geostationary orbit satellites for Japan and South Korea Tuesday. The rocket lifted off at 5:18 p.m. Eastern from Kourou, French Guiana, and deployed the …

On Feb 20, 2020
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RT @SpaceNews_Inc: FIRST UP | Lockheed lost $410M on three comsat orders • Space Force unveils satcom plan • Pence says NASA budget plan has bipartisan support - https://t.co/Ll4Qynxu4l
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Lockheed Martin racked up $410 million in losses on three commercial satellite orders.

Lockheed Martin racked up $410 million in losses on three commercial satellite orders.

Vice President Mike Pence, speaking Wednesday at NASA's Langley Research Center, that support for NASA and its $25.2 billion budget proposal for fiscal year 2021 is "strong and …

On Feb 24, 2020
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RT @SpaceNews_Inc: FIRST UP | Space Force's unfunded priorities total $1 billion • SpaceX raising additional $250M • OneWeb's next batch are Baikonur bound - https://t.co/ezltplHLs4
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The U.S. Space Force has $1 billion in priorities not funded in its fiscal year 2021 request.

The U.S. Space Force has $1 billion in priorities not funded in its fiscal year 2021 request.

The "unfunded priorities" list for the service, released last week, includes $255 million for launching two GPS 3 satellites that are already under construction. The Pentagon …

On Feb 21, 2020
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RT @SpaceNews_Inc: FIRST UP | Intelsat's solo act breaks up C-Band Alliance • Space slump prompts Airbus job cuts • Japan green-lights MMX mars mission - https://t.co/tAesHoZgTJ
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Other News

Other News

The company urged the FCC to give the company at least $1 billion more of $9.7 billion in proposed compensation for clearing C-band spectrum for 5G networks, saying it has more …

On Feb 18, 2020
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RT @NASAWatch: Bezos' Blue Origin Replies To Bezos' Washington Post Editorial On Space https://t.co/R60uwPBTEJ #Artemis #Moon2024 @BlueOrigin https://t.co/vqiMKZA1Vh
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Bezos' Blue Origin Replies To Bezos' Washington Post Editorial On Space

Bezos' Blue Origin Replies To Bezos' Washington Post Editorial On Space

Keith's note: The Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos) ran a full page advertisement/op ed by Blue Origin (also owned by Jeff Bezos) in today's Washington Post written in …

On Feb 18, 2020
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Kleos Space borrows $3.4 million while awaiting first launch https://t.co/1FPvrklMtS https://t.co/DvG2JEiiWL
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Kleos Space borrows $3.7 million while awaiting first launch

Kleos Space borrows $3.7 million while awaiting first launch

Radio-frequency-mapping startup Kleos Space on Feb. 18 said it received a $3.4 million loan from Dubai-based Winance to keep the company “well funded” while it awaits the launch of its ...

On Feb 24, 2020
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Astra's 1st flight for DARPA Launch Challenge delayed by bad weather https://t.co/Z5WSakhv3Z https://t.co/qYcoBNrnrL
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Astra's 1st flight for DARPA Launch Challenge delayed by bad weather

Astra's 1st flight for DARPA Launch Challenge delayed by bad weather

A new schedule will be drawn up when conditions improve.