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August 02, 2014, 01:17 am by SHAdmin | Views: 4609 | Comments: 0

Welcome to SatelliteHome, an online community where members may discuss from a wide variety of North American satellite related topics including satellite television, satellite radio along with other television sources such as OTA or IPTV.  SatelliteHome was founded in order to provide a friendly helpful atmosphere of members helping members without resorting to unnecessary heavy handed moderation...
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January 22, 2020, 06:40 pm by NewsHound | Views: 5 | Comments: 0

SpaceX presses on with legal fight against U.S. Air Force over rocket contracts

SpaceX has asked the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California to hold a hearing on March 2 to consider the company’s protest against the U.S. Air Force.
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                        WASHINGTON — SpaceX has asked the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California to hold a hearing on March 2 to consider the company’s eight-months-long protest against the U.S. Air Force.
A request for a hearing and for the court to rule on the case was filed Jan. 8 by SpaceX as the company presses forward with a protest originally filed in May with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. SpaceX is challenging the Air Force’s decision in October 2018 to award rocket development contracts to Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance.
The U.S. government and the three companies that received Air Force contracts filed motions on Jan. 17 opposing SpaceX’s request.
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January 22, 2020, 06:05 pm by NewsHound | Views: 2 | Comments: 0

Op-ed | A Space Force needs spaceships

The U.S. Space Force must acquire responsive, routine, and reliable access to space — starting with launch systems optimize for reaching low Earth orbit (LEO).
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                        It has taken until the second decade of the 21st century, but the U.S. government has finally designated space to be a legitimate domain of military operations and has stood up the U.S. Space Force — that’s the good news. The not-so-good news is that the U.S. Space Force has no routine, reliable access to space.
In 2001, NASA pulled the plug on X-33. a single-stage-to-orbit (SSTO_ launch vehicle Lockheed Martin intended to commercialize under the name Venture Star. The author’s argue that DoD should invest in SSTO technologies in order to give the nascent Space Force truly “responsive, routine, and reliable access to space.” Credit: NASA/Lockheed Martin artist’s conceptSingle-Stage-To-Orbit (SSTO) Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) releasing ...
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