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Air Force to Schedule Nine Small Launch Missions in 2020

Small launch missions planned for 2020 include experimental satellites, a prototype rideshare and missile defense tests. WASHINGTON — The small launch division of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, based at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is preparing to launch nine missions in 2020, more than doubling the number of launches conducted

NASA Awarded $22.6 Billion in 2020 Spending Bill

WASHINGTON — A final fiscal year 2020 spending bill released by congressional appropriators Dec. 16 would give NASA more than $22.6 billion, but falls short of the agency’s request for lunar lander development. House and Senate appropriators released a pair of spending packages that would fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal

Starliner Test Flight Passes Launch Readiness Review

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft passed another in a series of final reviews Dec. 17 as it proceeds towards a critical uncrewed test flight. NASA announced the Orbital Flight Test (OFT) mission passed a launch readiness review Dec. 17, five days after a separate flight readiness review. Officials with both Boeing

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