Planetary Society's LightSail Solar Sail to Launch in May
Artist's concept of the Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft in orbit.
January 27th, 2015
The Planetary Society's first LightSail spacecraft will blast off in May from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, to test out critical systems and technologies ahead of a more involved orbital trial in 2016.
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Walking on Mars: NASA, Microsoft Explore Red Planet with Wearable HoloLens
OnSight Holographic Planning Tool
January 23rd, 2015
NASA is planning to do science operations with the Curiosity rover using software co-developed with Microsoft for its new wearable technology, the HoloLens.
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Virgin, Qualcomm Invest in OneWeb Satellite Internet Venture
OneWeb Network of Satellites
January 20th, 2015
WorldVu Satellites has secured Qualcomm and Richard Branson’s Virgin Group as investors in the OneWeb satellite Internet constellation.
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Planet Labs Raises $95 Million for Tiny Earth-Observation Satellites
Two of the 28 Dove cubesats that make up Planet Lab's "Flock 1" constellation are seen deploying into orbit from the International Space Station on Feb. 11, 2014.
January 23rd, 2015
Planet Labs has raised $95 million from investors in its latest round of financing. The company designs and builds sharp-eyed Earth-observation satellites that are just 12 inches long by 4 inches wide by 4 inches tall.
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Missile Warning Satellites to Be Early Subject of USAF Reform Initiative
An artist's illustration of a the U.S. military's  Space Based Infrared System missile defense satellite in orbit.
January 20th, 2015
SBIRS will be among the first programs subjected to an acquisition reform initiative that will help find favorable trade-offs between cost and capability.
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Is Moon Mining Economically Feasible?
NASA Moon with Labels
January 7th, 2015
The moon harbors lots of potentially valuable raw materials, but it's hard to pinpoint one that will drive an entire extractive industry, experts say.
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Moon-Mining Company to Use Historic Florida Launch Complex
Aerial view of Space Launch Complex 36 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Moon Express will be using the historic site for spacecraft development and flight tests.
January 23rd, 2015
Moon Express, which seeks to extract and exploit lunar resources, will base its spacecraft development and flight-test operations at Space Launch Complex 36, a facility at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
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SpaceX To Build 4,000 Broadband Satellites in Seattle
Elon Musk Satellite-Building Announcement
January 20th, 2015
Elon Musk says SpaceX has filed paperwork for a global satellite Internet project to eventually include some 4,000 satellites and service within 5 years.
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