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  • Blue Origin teases rocket factory opening on Space Coast

    Blue Origin teases rocket factory opening on Space Coast

    Blue Origin has teased the opening of its new factory on Florida’s Space Coast in a Tweet. Over a picture of a toy rocket shuttle, hard hat from the groundbreaking in 2016 and other knickknacks, the company included the message: “The moment you know you’ve officially moved into the rocket factory....

  • MyRadar lets you explore Mars on your mobile phone

    MyRadar lets you explore Mars on your mobile phone

    If you have ever wanted to explore Mars on your mobile phone – without the pesky dangers of the Red Planet’s 95-percent carbon dioxide atmosphere – a company with employees in Orlando has made that a reality. ACME AtronOmatic, which developed the popular MyRadar weather application, has also recently...

  • Harris CEO lands officer position on top space group

    Harris CEO lands officer position on top space group

    A Melbourne-based Harris Corporation executive has been named to a top post of an organization that bills itself as the voice of the U.S. aerospace and defense industries. William Brown, who has been at the helm of Harris since 2011, will serve in 2018 as the Aerospace Industries Association’s...

  • Lockheed Martin-built satellite poised for Florida launch

    Lockheed Martin-built satellite poised for Florida launch

    A major component of a next-generation missile-defense system, which is expected to launch January from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the Space Coast, has made its way from California to Florida. The satellite is part of the Space Based Infrared System, a network of satellites that detects...

  • Space firms focus on potential workforce shortage

    Space firms focus on potential workforce shortage

    PALM BAY — Space industry officials say bolstering the industry’s future workforce to offset an expected wave of retirements must become a priority, or some firms will be left scrambling for workers. The talent pool has attracted newer companies such as SpaceX and Blue Origin, which creates informal...

  • SpaceX warns of sonic boom after next launch in Florida; liftoff pushed back

    SpaceX warns of sonic boom after next launch in Florida; liftoff pushed back

    SpaceX has issued a warning that its upcoming mission will include a return to a land-based platform, which should result in a sonic boom. A two-hour launch window for the company, which plans to launch a secretive spacecraft known only as Zuma, originally was set to topen at 8 p.m. Wednesday....

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