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NASA Selects Spaceflight’s Orbital Transfer Vehicle for CubeSat Launch Services

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Spaceflight has received a contract from NASA to perform launch services in support of a mission led by The Aerospace Corp. under the space agency's CubeSat Launch Initiative. Spaceflight said Monday it will use its Sherpa-LTC orbital test vehicle to propel two Low-Latitude Ionosphere/Thermosphere Enhancements in Density cubesats to low-Earth orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.

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NASA, SpaceX Agree to Share Data on Space Asset Safety

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SpaceX will provide NASA with space asset and debris location data that will be gathered through the global navigation satellite service receivers of the Starlink spacecraft to address conjunction and collision risks. NASA said Friday its partnership with SpaceX is aimed at ensuring that the company's Starlink satellites and the agency's spacecraft are coordinated to avoid a collision or prevent a close approach between the assets.

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NASA Lists Major Milestones Achieved in 2020; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

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NASA has claimed that it made notable progress on the Moon to Mars exploration strategy, the Artemis program, scientific advancements and spaceflight capabilities in 2020. “We made history with a U.S. commercial partner, made groundbreaking discoveries, advanced science, furthered aeronautics research and technology development, and even joined in the fight against COVID-19,“ said  Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient.

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Rocket Lab's Eighth Electron Rideshare Mission Set to Launch in August

Rocket Lab's Eighth Electron Rideshare Mission Set to Launch in August - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Rocket Lab aims to deploy another four satellites to orbit as part of its eighth Electron rideshare launch mission scheduled for next month. The mission, dubbed Look Ma, No Hands, will carry a cubesat to be the starting point of a maritime surveillance constellation for UnseenLabs as well as three rideshare payloads for Spaceflight, consisting of BlackSky's Global-4 Earth-imaging satellite and two research satellites for the U.S. Air Force, Rocket Lab said Monday

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