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Volunteer Spotlight: Joseph “JJ” Dubose

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These Volunteer Spotlight articles profile some of the interesting and dedicated people who make Space Foundation programs possible. We could not do the work that we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation Discovery Center volunteer Joseph “JJ” Dubose. Originally from Orange, Texas, JJ has…

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Firefly Aerospace Conducts First Test Launch of Alpha Launch Vehicle

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CEDAR PARK, Texas, September 10, 2021 – On September 2nd, Firefly Aerospace Inc., an emerging provider of economical and dependable launch vehicles, spacecraft, and in-space service, conducted the maiden flight of its Alpha launch vehicle from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. “Firefly has conducted the first test flight of our Alpha vehicle. The day…

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Space Foundation Space4U Podcast Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Sept. 11

Former Astronaut Frank Culbertson Documented the Attacks From 230 Miles Above COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sept. 10, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today released a Space4U podcast episode featuring former NASA astronaut CAPT. Frank Culbertson, Jr., USN (Ret.). Space Foundation Vice President of Communications…

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SNC Wins Spot on $744M Army Cryptographic Device Procurement

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SPARKS, Nev. (September 9, 2021) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, advanced its technology expertise in encryption key management technology in being selected for development and competitive production of the new U.S. Army’s Next Generation Load Device-Medium (NGLD-M). The contract award carries a potential…

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Space4U Podcast: Frank Culbertson — former NASA astronaut, “The only US citizen not on Earth when the Sept. 11 attacks occurred”

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In this episode: We meet CAPT Frank Lee Culbertson, Jr., USN (Ret.), a former American Naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace engineer, NASA astronaut, and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He served as the Commander of the International Space Station (ISS) for almost four months in 2001, giving him the distinction of being…

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Transcript: Space4U podcast, Frank Culbertson

Hello, this is Rich Cooper with Space Foundation, with a special edition of the Space4U podcast. This podcast commemorates the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks upon the United States. Anyone who was alive that day has a story of where they were and how it unfolded. All of those stories are as unique…

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Sierra Space and Kanematsu Corporation Creating Japanese Partnerships to Advance International Commercialization of Low-Earth Orbit 

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Partnership Opens up Global Access to New Sierra Space Station for New Business Opportunities LOUISVILLE, CO., September 8, 2021 – Sierra Space and Kanematsu Corporation (Kanematsu) are opening up global access to low-Earth orbit (LEO), allowing for new business opportunities in space.  The Sierra Space Station is a LEO platform that utilizes the Dream Chaser® spaceplane and multiple LIFETM habitats to create…

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Ball Aerospace’s Dorothy Rasco Receives Women in Aerospace Leadership Award

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 8, 2021 — Dorothy Rasco, Director, Engineering Operations, Ball Aerospace, was announced as the 2021 recipient of the Women in Aerospace Leadership Award. The Leadership Award is presented annually to an individual demonstrating exemplary leadership that enables others to succeed in the aerospace field, leadership of noteworthy contributions to the aerospace field, commitment…

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ThinKom Satellite Antennas Qualified for Operation on Intelsat Flex Networks

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ThinSat® 300 Vehicle-Mounted Phased Arrays Provide Reliable High-Throughput Communications-on-the-Move HAWTHORNE, Calif. – Aug. 31, 2021 – ThinKom Solutions today announced that its land-mobile ThinSat 300® phased-array antenna has been qualified for use on Intelsat’s FlexMove for Government satellite network. The qualification was awarded following an extensive battery of over-the-air tests conducted at Intelsat’s Mountainside Teleport in Maryland with Intelsat…

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Ball Aerospace Selected for Two Landsat Next Studies

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Aug. 30, 2021 — Ball Aerospace was selected by NASA for two Landsat Next architecture studies: Landsat Next Instrument Study – Constellation Satellite Concept and Landsat Next Instrument – Single Satellite Concept. The two six-month studies will look at instrument architectures and designs for the next generation of Landsat. “Users around the world rely…

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