ULA Atlas V wins over SpaceX for Air Force STP-03 Launch Contract

United Launch Alliance won a $191 million launch contract over SpaceX in an open competition for the Space Test Program 3 mission of the U.S. Air Force, targeting launch in 2019 according to documentation released by the Air Force on Thursday.

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Secretive X-37B Space Plane sets new Endurance Record

The U.S. Air Force X-37B OTV-4 spacecraft on Saturday surpassed the record for the longest flight duration of any mission in the clandestine program, marking 675 days in orbit for the small winged space plane on its current mission reportedly dedicated to a series of technical demonstrations and space experiments.

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Revival of Cape Canaveral’s LC-46 begins with Minotaur Pathfinder Assembly

Orbital ATK has begun the process of reviving Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 46 by stacking three Peacekeeper missile stages to demonstrate techniques for the assembly of the first Minotaur IV rocket to launch from the Cape this summer with an experimental satellite for the U.S. Air Force.

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