Satellite Trackers keep Tabs on Orbital Moves of NROL-37 Spy Satellite

A Dutch-Australian team of satellite trackers has kept tabs on a recently launched U.S. spy satellite as it completed its initial maneuvers in a high orbit around Earth to enter a checkout location for commissioning activities ahead of entering operational service, supplying the NSA and other intelligence agencies with eavesdropping data.

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Blue Origin breaks ground at future Rocket Manufacturing Plant in Florida

Blue Origin has broken ground for its future manufacturing facility outside the gates of Florida’s Kennedy Space Center where the company will construct its future orbital launch vehicles to be launched from Space Launch Complex 36 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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China conducts secretive launch of suspected Intelligence Satellite

Just four days after demonstrating great openness with live video of the inaugural launch of the Long March 7 rocket, China’s space program fell back into its secretive routine with the launch of a Long March 4B rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

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Massive Solid Rocket Booster fired for final Ground Test before Flight on NASA’s SLS

The thunder of a Solid Rocket Booster for NASA’s Space Launch System rocked the Utah desert on Tuesday as part of the final Qualification Test of the larger five-segment boosters tasked with lifting NASA’s most powerful rocket off the ground and send Astronauts Beyond Earth Orbit for missions to distant targets.

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