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Branson: Virgin Launch Of USAF Sat By End Of Year

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson hopes that his LauncherOne airborne launch system’s capability to rapidly launch smallsats “will be a deterrent to an enemy state, that is to not attack satellites in the first place.”

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Senate Approps Keeps Global Hawks Flying; Army WIN-T Loses

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

WASHINGTON: The defense spending bill passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee today keeps Block 30 Global Hawk drones flying, instead of letting them be warehoused as the Air Force had planned, a congressional source confirmed to Breaking Defense. That is arguably the final flourish on Congress’s utter rejection of the Air Force’s proposed cuts in… Keep reading →

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