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Three companies to develop rockets for national security launches

The US Air Force has awarded three aerospace companies with a combined $2 billion in contracts to develop rockets capable of sending national security satellites into orbit for the U.S. government.

USAF certifies Falcon Heavy — orders satellite launch for 2020

Los Angeles - SpaceX's behemoth Falcon Heavy rocket has won U.S. Air Force's certification before even launching a second time, marking another milestone for CEO Elon Musk's space venture.

NASA to launch GOES-S weather satellite from Kennedy Space Center

We could end up seeing to rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida this week. On Thursday - a ULA Atlas 5 rocket is scheduled to launch an NOAA weather satellite into orbit, and SpaceX may also be launching a satellite.

Competition on the cost of a rocket heats up between ULA, SpaceX

Colorado Springs - After SpaceX's successful launch and recovery of a recycled Falcon 9 rocket booster, the discussion over the cost of rocket launches has heated up, with United Launch Alliance dropping the cost of its workhorse Atlas 5 rocket flights by about one-third.

NASA resumes space-station missions on Thursday

Cape Canaveral - Commercial resupply missions to the International Space Station are expected to resume Thursday with the launch of a Orbital ATK Cygnus capsule from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
 

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Preparation for launch of the NROL-39 payload at Vandenberg s Space Launch Complex-3
Preparation for launch of the NROL-39 payload at Vandenberg's Space Launch Complex-3
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