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  • SpaceX Launches Orbital ATK-Built GovSat Satellite Aboard Pre-Flown Rocket - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceX Launches Orbital ATK-Built GovSat Satellite Aboard Pre-Flown Rocket

    A communications satellite that Orbital ATK built for GovSat ““ a public-private joint venture of SES and the government of Luxembourg ““ took off Wednesday at 4:25 p.m. Eastern time from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard SpaceX“™s Falcon 9 rocket. GovSat-1 will be placed at 21.5 degrees East orbital slot to provide maritime […] More

  • Report: SpaceX Deploys NRO Payload to Orbit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: SpaceX Deploys NRO Payload to Orbit

    SpaceX has launched the National Reconnaissance Office‘s classified payload dubbed NROL-76 aboard a company-built Falcon 9 rocket, TechCrunch reported Monday. Falcon 9 lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the rocket’s first stage was separated to perform controlled landing at SpaceX’s Cape Canaveral-based landing pad, reported TechCrunch. The company postponed the initial launch attempt on Sunday due to […] More

  • Report: SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket to Carry NRO Payload Into Orbit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket to Carry NRO Payload Into Orbit

    SpaceX is preparing for the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to send a classified payload into space for the National Reconnaissance Office, Space News reported Wednesday. Phillip Swarts writes the rocket will carry the NROL-76 payload that may include a data relay satellite built to operate in the Molniya orbit. The […] More

  • SpaceNews: SpaceX to Help Launch NRO Satellite in March 2017 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceNews: SpaceX to Help Launch NRO Satellite in March 2017

    A National Reconnaissance Office spokeswoman has said that Space Exploration Technologies is contracted to launch the NROL-76 national security payload into space for the agency in March next year, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Mike Gruss writes NRO did not disclose which rocket SpaceX will use to lift the NROL-76 satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, nor did the agency provide details about […] More

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