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February 10th, 2016
 
 
USAF's NROL-45 Launches... Rocks 'n' Rolls It's National Reconnaissance Payload Into The Blue
A perfect launch in the early morning hours...
 
Aerojet Rocketdyne's Most Powerful Booster Engine Launches National Security Payload Into Orbit for US 
...the rocket was boosted off the pad by the RS-68A—the world’s most powerful liquid-hydrogen/liquid-oxygen booster engine, which provides 702,000 pounds of liftoff thrust.
 
Thales Alenia Space + ESA Sign €450 Million Contract ...Will Build Sentinel-3C and D Satellites For Copernicus Program
The main objective of the Sentinel-3 mission is the global observation of oceans and land, including their “color” and temperature, along with a precise measurement of ocean heights.
 
SSL's John Celli Heading Into The Silicon Valley Engineering Hall Of Fame
Celli will be honored at a ceremony during the annual Silicon Valley Engineers Week Banquet, which takes place on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
 
The Coalition For Deep Space Exploration's Director Comments On The FY2017 NASA Budget... Deeply Concerned...
The Coalition is disappointed with the proposed reduction in funding below the FY16 Omnibus for NASA’s exploration programs.
 
SpeedCast's Beylier Named As The 2016 Teleport Executive Of The Year By The World Teleport Association
Mr. Beylier will be honored during WTA’s Teleport Awards for Excellence luncheon on March 8 during SATELLITE 2016.
 
Checking Out El Niño Is Northrop Grumman's Built NASA Global Hawk
The NASA Global Hawk is one of several assets being used by scientists from NASA and NOAA to advance understanding and predictions of tropical storms, winter storms and major floods.
 
Orbital ATK Reflects Major Successes On Their Combined Operations One-Year Merger Anniversary
The merger brought into existence a new $4.5 billion space, defense and aviation systems manufacturer that employs approximately 12,000 people in 18 states across the US.
 
SSL + Busek... Feel The Electricity... Collaborate To Bring Solar Electric Propulsion Capabilities To US Government
Busek developed the first US built Hall Effect thruster to ever fly in space ...
 
Spaceflight Awarded First GSA Schedule Contract For Satellite Launch Services...Easy... Order CubeSats Online
US government agencies can now easily order CubeSat or MicroSat launches online, complete with pre-approved launch prices and a streamlined process