Telecom Giant Intelsat announces Merger Agreement with Internet Startup OneWeb

Communications giant Intelsat and emerging satellite Internet company OneWeb announced a proposed merger on Tuesday that would bring together a fleet of high-capacity telecommunications satellite in Geostationary Orbit and a planned constellation of 900 low-orbiting broadband Internet satellites delivering global coverage.

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MDA Corporation announces Acquisition of Earth-Imaging Company DigitalGlobe

Canada’s MDA Corporation announced last week it will acquire Earth-Imaging Company DigitalGlobe including its commercial satellite fleet capable of delivering the highest resolution imagery available on the commercial market, bringing together leading optical and radar observation systems under one roof.

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NASA inks Agreement with Boeing for up to five Seats on Russian Soyuz Spacecraft

NASA quietly closed a deal with Boeing for up to five seats aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft to expand the U.S. Crew Complement aboard the International Space Station and gain additional margin in the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

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Photos: Dragon Cargo Ship arrives at ISS for Robotic Capture

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is pictured approaching the International Space Station ahead of a robotic capture on Thursday to mark the delivery of two and a half metric tons of critical science cargo, supplies and hardware to support a busy summer of research aboard the orbiting laboratory with over 300 studies planned for the next half year.

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Dragon Cargo Craft successfully Captured by Space Station Crew after extended Rendezvous

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station on Thursday, captured by the Station’s robotic arm after an extended rendezvous that required Dragon to fly around the orbiting laboratory after a rendezvous attempt on Wednesday was waved off due to a problem with Dragon’s GPS navigation system.

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Dragon Cargo Craft on Track for ISS Arrival after Orbit-Raising Maneuvers

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft maneuvered into a higher orbit on Tuesday and is en-route to a Wednesday rendezvous with the International Space Station, aiming for a robotic capture at 11 UTC to mark the arrival of the vehicle’s precious science cargo eagerly awaited by the crew in orbit.

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Photos: Falcon Booster Landing at Cape Canaveral

The first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket is pictured during its propulsive landing at Cape Canaveral’s Landing Zone-1, eight minutes after the rocket’s first launch from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A with the Dragon SpX-10 resupply craft headed to the International Space Station.

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Photos: Falcon 9 blasts off from Historic Cape Canaveral Launch Pad

Kennedy’s historic Launch Complex 39 returned to rocket launch operations on Sunday with a most impressive liftoff of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket – ushering in a new era of commercial launch operations from the storied space center.

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