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July 17th, 2017 — July 23rd, 2017
 
NASA and Boeing Feel the Pain ... Admit Damaged Antenna on the TDRS-M Satellite
... officials aren't committing one way or the other as to whether the damaged antenna will delay the launch.
 
International Institute of Space Commerce's New Executive Director a Veteran of Human Space Flight
“My dream is to help as many people achieve space flight as possible, and to have a good portion of them make money doing so.”
 
ESA's Sentinel-2B Reveals Mount Vesuvius Erupting With Wildfires
This huge plume of smoke led some to believe that Vesuvius was erupting again.
 
JAXA Plays Ball on the ISS With Int-Ball Drone Camera 
It's the first camera drone that can record video while moving in space under remote control from the ground. 
 
Taiwan - FORMOSAT-5 Ships to Vandenberg AFB for SpaceX Launch
This is the first remote sensing satellite designed, manufactured, and controlled by the NSPO and domestic teams and the satellite succeeds...
 
Russia's Record ... Launches 72 Small Satellites
Russia has never launched such a large number of satellites simultaneously. 
 
Quantum Satellite Able to Do What All Never Thought Possible — Teleportation
In both cases, this was the first time these functions were performed in space and, therefore, represent a step toward quantum communications...
 
Arianespace's Vega Will Deliver Twins ... Set For August 1, Earth Observation Payloads
Vega is prepared for the twin Earth observation payloads to be orbited on Arianespace’s August 1 mission
 
Norway's Microsatellites Report Back as Healthy ... Built by Space Flight Laboratory
NORsat-2 will be the first satellite to provide VDE services to Norway.
 
 
ASTROSCALE's Satellite is a Kind of Magnetic Garbage Can
"Space is filled with trash, and if things continue as they have, space exploration will no longer be sustainable."