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Blue Origin Wants USAF to Continue Support to Rocket Development; Megan Mitchell Quoted

Megan Mitchell Legislative Affairs Head Blue Origin

Blue Origin is working to convince the U.S. Air Force to continue to fund the development of the New Glenn rocket in order to get it certified to perform national security missions, SpaceNews reported Monday. “We’re discussing with the Air Force the path forward for certification,” said Megan Mitchell, director of government and legislative affairs at Blue Origin.

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Christian Zur, Scott Kordella on Safe Coexistence of Space Launch Sector, Aviation Industry

Christian Zur of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Scott Kordella of Mitre wrote in an opinion piece published Tuesday on Federal Times that the U.S. needs to have a “single operational picture” to facilitate timely and accurate monitoring of aircraft and space systems and enable the space launch sector to safely coexist with the aviation industry.

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NASA, Orbital ATK Launch OA-6 ISS Cargo Delivery Mission

NASA has launched Orbital ATK‘s Cygnus spacecraft that will carry more than 7,000 pounds of cargo for delivery to the International Space Station. The OA-6 mission launch from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station late Tuesday marks the company’s fifth operational mission under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services program, the agency said Wednesday. Cygnus is expected to dock …

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