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Mon, May 02, 2016

SpaceX Wins National Security Launch Contract

SpaceX Wins The Contract From Competitor ULA Because They Were The Only Bidder

SpaceX has been looking to obtain a national security launch contract but United Launch Alliance (ULA), which is a joint venture by Lockheed Martin and Boeing, has been the preferred provider. This time, ULA elected not to bid and SpaceX was awarded the contract by default.

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Mon, May 02, 2016

NASA Selects 339 Projects For Further Development

American Small Business, Research Institution To Receieve Funding

NASA has selected 399 research and technology proposals from 259 American small businesses and 42 research institutions that will enable NASA's future missions into deep space, while also benefiting the U.S. economy. The awards have a total value of approximately $49.7 million.

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Mon, May 02, 2016

Airborne 05.02.16: Delta Buys CSeries, Tecnam P2010, Skydiving Competition

Also: Small UAS Rules, Blue Angels/Sully, SpaceX, LOC Accidents, F-35 Program, FlexJet-Flight Options, Airplane Rescue

The Bombardier C-Series aircraft program received a major boost when Delta Airlines executed a firm agreement for the purchase of seventy five CS100 aircraft with an option for an additional fifty CS100’s. Delta may elect to convert a number of these aircraft into CS300’s at a later date. Based on the list price of the CS100 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $5.6 billion. Even though Tecnam’s P 2010 four-place aircraft only recently received its EASA and FAA type certification, Tecnam has now received approval for level I major changes that will enhance the aircraft. The revision validates the use of the GFC 700 autopilot, fully integrated with the G1000 glass flight deck. The GFC 700 is an AHRS-based automatic flight control system that provides flight director, autopilot, and, automatic and manual electric trim capabilit

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Mon, May 02, 2016

Orbital ATK's Iuka, Mississippi Facility Reaches Major Production Milestone

Completes 500th Large-Scale Rocket Structure

Orbital ATK has announced that the company’s Iuka, Mississippi, manufacturing plant has produced its 500th large composite rocket structure for United Launch Alliance (ULA) launch vehicles. Since its establishment in 1998, the Large Structure Center of Excellence manufacturing plant has produced 68 Atlas V, 28 Delta II and 404 Delta IV large composite structures across 106 ULA launches.

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Mon, May 02, 2016

Kongsberg Signs Contracts For European Weather Satellite Delivery

Deals Valued At Nearly $27 Million

Kongsberg has signed two contracts with a total value of EUR 23.6 million (approx. $26.73 million) with Airbus Defence and Space for delivery of a KA band Antenna Pointing System and Solar Array Drive Assembly for the next generation European weather satellite program MetOp-Second Generation (MetOp-SG), a program of and funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and EUMETSAT.

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