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  • SpaceX's Dragon Splashes Down With Cargo From ISS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceX’s Dragon Splashes Down With Cargo From ISS

    SpaceX‘s Dragon spacecraft has returned to Earth with 4,900 pounds of cargo from the International Space Station after the recent CRS-24 resupply mission with NASA. Dragon splashed down off Florida’s coast, where the spacecraft will be transported to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in the state, Mark Garcia, a social media professional, said in a NASA […] More

  • SpaceX Launches New Planet Satellites in Transporter-3 Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceX Launches New Planet Satellites in Transporter-3 Mission

    SpaceX‘s Transporter-3 rideshare mission has launched a new set of 44 satellites made by Planet Labs for Earth observation. Planet said Thursday its Flock 4x batch of SuperDove satellites flew aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket under a multi-launch rideshare agreement between the two companies. Flock 4x raises the count of Planet’s Earth observation satellites to […] More

  • Report: SpaceX Secures $337M in Equity Financing Round - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: SpaceX Secures $337M in Equity Financing Round

    SpaceX has received $337.4 million in a round of equity financing, Reuters reported Wednesday. The space company, which raised approximately $1.16 billion in equity funding in April, reached a valuation of $100 billion after a secondary share sale in October. Its investors include Alphabet and Fidelity Investments. Elon Musk’s company disclosed the new funding round […] More

  • SpaceX Sends 52 Starlink Internet Satellites to Orbit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceX Sends 52 Starlink Internet Satellites to Orbit

    SpaceX launched a new wave of Starlink broadband satellites Saturday while further demonstrating the reusability of its Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceNews reported Saturday. The rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base with 52 satellites, which then deployed to a mid-inclination orbit. The Starlink internet service now supports 20 countries, with the company continuing efforts […] More

  • Maxar Eyes May-June Launch of New Earth Imaging Satellites - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Maxar Eyes May-June Launch of New Earth Imaging Satellites

    Maxar Technologies is planning to hold a launch between May 15 and June 13 for the first two of its six WorldView Legion imaging satellites onboard a SpaceX rocket. The upcoming WorldView Legion satellite constellation is meant to provide geospatial intelligence with a 30 cm-class resolution in both polar and mid-inclination orbits, the Westminster, Colorado-based […] More

  • BlackSky to Add 2 Satellites to Constellation With Planned SpaceX Launch - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BlackSky to Add 2 Satellites to Constellation With Planned SpaceX Launch

    BlackSky plans to add two new Spectra AI-powered satellites to its constellation in a future launch that will bring the company’s total number of satellites on orbit to ten. The company said Tuesday it will add the satellites through a scheduled rideshare launch with SpaceX, managed by Spaceflight Inc., to increase BlackSky’s geospatial capacity for data, […] More

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    SpaceX Deploys Additional 53 Satellites to Join Starlink Internet Constellation

    SpaceX has sent a new set of 53 satellites to low-Earth orbit for its Starlink constellation that is established to deliver global broadband internet service to underserved areas, ABC News reported Sunday. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida and positioned the additional Starlink internet satellites into orbit […] More

  • NASA, ESA Astronauts Embark on SpaceX's 3rd Commercial Crew Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA, ESA Astronauts Embark on SpaceX’s 3rd Commercial Crew Mission

    NASA launched SpaceX‘s third crewed mission to the International Space Station, sending four astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon Endurance spacecraft, which was lifted off by the Falcon 9 rocket from the space agency’s Florida-based Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday Crew Dragon Endurance carried NASA’s Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron as well as the […] More

  • Space Force Adds Third Falcon Heavy National Security Launch for 2022 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Space Force Adds Third Falcon Heavy National Security Launch for 2022

    SpaceX‘s Falcon Heavy rocket will launch a classified U.S. Space Force mission in 2022 under an existing $332 million contract for the second phase of the National Security Space Launch Program, Space News reported Sunday. A Space Systems Command spokesperson said the USSF-67 national security mission is scheduled to take off on the SpaceX rocket […] More

  • NASA Issues RFI for Commercial Crew Space Transportation Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Issues RFI for Commercial Crew Space Transportation Services

    NASA has begun to solicit information on potential vendors that could meet its requirement for commercial services to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station as part of the Commercial Crew Program. NASA expects the ISS to continue operations beyond 2024 and is looking to acquire commercial crew space transportation support services from […] More

  • Space Industry Vet Chris Thompson Named Phantom Space CTO - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Space Industry Vet Chris Thompson Named Phantom Space CTO

    Chris Thompson, former chief engineer of advanced projects at Astra, was named chief technology officer of Phantom Space, where he will lead the development of launch vehicles and satellites and oversee related efforts. The Tucson, Arizona-based space transportation technology development and manufacturing company said Thursday Thompson brings to his new role decades-long experience in the […] More

  • SpaceX Dragon Brings New Science Experiments to ISS in 23rd Resupply Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceX Dragon Brings New Science Experiments to ISS in 23rd Resupply Mission

    SpaceX conducted its 23rd Commercial Resupply Services mission with the Sunday launch of Dragon spacecraft that will bring to the International Space Station over 4,800 pounds of payload, including space equipment, crew supplies and science experiments on bone protection and astronaut optometry. The spacecraft lifted off on a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Florida-based Kennedy […] More

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