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ULA Delta IV Heavy Launches into History with Spectacular Final Mission

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On April 9, 2024 at 12:53 p.m. EDT, the final United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket launched a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, NROL-70, marking the end of an era for this remarkable rocket. As one of the most powerful launch vehicles ever built, its propulsion and avionics systems built by…

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SwRI demonstrating robotics for in-space manufacturing at Space Symposium

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Institute builds new Space Robotics Center for in-space servicing, assembly, manufacturing R&D SAN ANTONIO, Texas — April 9, 2024 — Southwest Research Institute has invested in new space robotics capabilities to help the space industry pave the way for in-space servicing, assembly and manufacturing (ISAM) capabilities. SwRI’s Intelligent Systems Division will demonstrate new ISAM-focused research…

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RTX Awards Grant to Space Foundation Discovery Center for Renovations, Field Trips, and New Generation Programming

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 8, 2024 —  Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and information for the global space ecosystem, today announced that RTX (NYSE: RTX) has awarded Space Foundation Discovery Center a $150,000 grant to inspire the next generation of aerospace leaders around the globe. “As we chart…

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MMA’s Next-Generation dragNET™ De-orbit and Solar Sail System is ready for launch at the 39th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs

Louisville, CO – April 04, 2024 —With thousands of metric tons of debris buzzing around us in low Earth orbit, and an ever-increasing rate of launch in a booming space industry, MMA understands the urgent need for space sustainability. Already an early leader in this critical area, MMA has invested significant internal R+D capital in…

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Firefly Aerospace Announces Agreement with Klepsydra Technologies to Demonstrate Edge Computing in Space

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Firefly’s Elytra vehicle will serve as on-orbit edge computing platform for Klepsydra AI and other hosted software payloads Cedar Park, Texas  — April 9, 2024  — Firefly Aerospace, Inc., an end-to-end space transportation company, today announced a new agreement to host the Klepsydra Artificial Intelligence (AI) application on Firefly’s Elytra vehicle that will launch aboard…

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The Space Report 2024 Q1 Finds Growth in U.S. Space Workforce, Record 2024 Launch Pace, Leaps in Commercial and Civil Spacecraft Technology

U.S. private space workforce grew 4.8% in 2023, with strong launch-related hiring 2024 is off to the fastest start of the Space Age, with 41 launches before March Moon landings are reaching their highest frequency since the early 1970s Lost payloads climb to an eight-year high, but overall loss percentage remains stable COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.…

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ATLAS Space Operations Proves Operational Hybrid Space Architecture Capability  

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Traverse City, Michigan — April 04, 2024 — ATLAS Space Operations recently completed the successful operational integration of a Department of Defense (DoD) antenna through ATLAS’ Freedom Software Platform – demonstrating true hybrid network capability. Hybrid Space Architecture (HSA) has long been a sought-after capability. This technology allows the linking of the Department of Defense,…

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Space Commerce Institute Announces Launch of SpaceEdge

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 28, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and information for the global space ecosystem, today announced that its Space Commerce Institute is launching SpaceEdge in collaboration with Arizona State University, Vanderbilt University, University of Florida, and University of Central Florida. SpaceEdge is a 12-week…

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Statement on the Passing of Gen. Thomas P. Stafford, USAF/NASA Gemini, Apollo and Apollo-Soyuz Astronaut

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 18, 2024 — Heather Pringle, CEO of Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, issued the following statement today on the passing of Gen. Thomas P. Stafford, USAF /  NASA Gemini, Apollo and Apollo-Soyuz astronaut. “From an era that introduced our nation and the world to our…

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Space Foundation Selects United States Air Force Academy as Recipient of 2024 Athena Education Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 14, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem, today announced that U.S. Air Force Academy has been selected as the recipient of the 2024 Athena Education Award. The award will be presented during the annual Space Symposium, to be…

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