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NASA Has Space in All 50 States

NASA's award-winning website Space Place has created a new interactive map of the United States that lets you find NASA connections in your state and beyond.

SpaceX launched a spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) early this morning after a one day delay. The launch appears to have placed the secret payload into a low earth orbit. SpaceX also successfully landed the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket.

Today at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, United Launch Alliance (ULA) hosted a panel to discuss the vision of a self-sustained CisLunar space economy.

In its thirty ninth flight (PSLV-C37), ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 103 co-passenger satellites today morning (February 15, 2017) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.

Space is hard. While startups success rates are slowly increasing in low earth orbit (LEO), it's even harder for startups looking beyond low earth orbit. In fact, no company with the goal of operating a commercial enterprise near or on the moon, can call themselves a success, yet. But just maybe we'll the emergence of one as a the result of the Google Lunar XPRIZE.

Arianespace has successfully launched the GÖKTÜRK-1 satellite within the scope of a turnkey contract with Telespazio on behalf of the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM). The launch took place on December 5, 2016 at 10:51:44 a.m. local time, from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.

The space sector is a UK success story, with growth averaging over 8% per annum over the last decade, a turnover in excess of £11bn per annum and ambitious plans to achieve 10% of the global space market by 2030.

A SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched the JCSAT-16 commercial communications satellite
to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) in the early hours of Sunday morning.

SpaceX completed another successful launch delivering the Japanese JCSAT-14 satellite to a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit and recovered the Falcon 9 first stage with a night landing at sea.