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Space Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. New Generation National Security Scholarship

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dec. 15, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that nominations are now being accepted for the Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. New Generation National Security Scholarship. This scholarship provides a uniformed, young professional member of the United States Armed…

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Space Foundation Partners with Embassy of Italy for Italian National Space Day 2022

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dec. 8, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that its Space Commerce Institute is partnering with the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C., Italian Trade Agency (ITA), Italian Space Agency (ASI), U.S. Chamber of Commerce and George Washington University…

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Ball Aerospace Completes Integration of Opto-Mechanical Assembly for Roman Space Telescope Instrument

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Dec. 5, 2022 — Ball Aerospace successfully completed alignment and integration of the Wide Field Instrument (WFI) opto-mechanical assembly for NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. The company has moved into the functional testing of the opto-mechanical assembly and WFI integration, which is expected to be completed by mid-2023. The alignment and integration…

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Space Commerce Institute and GEN Space Sign Partnership Agreement To Expand Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Nov. 30, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, announced that its Space Commerce Institute recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Global Entrepreneurship Network – Space (GEN Space) to explore collaborative opportunities to further support the space workforce and entrepreneurial supply…

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Ball Aerospace Names Dr. Alberto Conti Vice President and General Manager of Civil Space

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Nov. 29, 2022 — Ball Aerospace has selected Dr. Alberto Conti, to serve as vice president and general manager of the company’s Civil Space Strategic Business Unit (SBU), effective immediately. In this role, Conti will lead the Civil Space SBU and will be responsible for a portfolio that spans across all science fields,…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Expand Huntsville Presence with Addition of 379,000 sq. ft. State-of-the-Art Facility

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Nov. 21, 2022 — Aerojet Rocketdyne announced today the expansion of its Huntsville presence with additional job opportunities and a new facility to increase manufacturing and office space. The 379,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility near Huntsville International Airport is expected to be operational in 2023. This growth will allow Aerojet Rocketdyne to…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Soars in Successful SLS Debut

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TITUSVILLE, Fla.— Nov. 16, 2022 — Aerojet Rocketdyne played a central role in enabling humanity’s next giant leap with the successful launch of NASA’s super-heavy lift Space Launch System (SLS) exploration rocket today. The company provided critical elements to the Artemis I mission with propulsion on both the SLS rocket and the uncrewed Orion spacecraft.…

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Statement By CEO On NASA’s Artemis Launch

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Nov. 16, 2022 — Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor issued the following statement upon the launch of NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission launch: “Today’s launch is the first big step to an aspiration held by the space community for years — returning to the Moon. This time we do it with…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending November 10, 2022

This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, midterm election results returned slowly, with leadership of the 118th Congress still in the air, NASA’s Artemis 1 launch slipped from November 14th to November 16th, the UN First Committee endorsed the US resolution to ban direct-ascent ASAT weapons testing, and China launched its final space station module.…

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Statement by CEO on New U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Nov. 2, 2022 — Tom Zelibor, CEO of Space Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, issued the following statement on the U.S. Space Force chief of space operations transition. After spending 38 years in the military that includes both Air Force and Space Force, Gen. John W.…

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