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July 26, 2016
ROBO SPACE
SSL to provide robotic arms to DARPA for satellite servicing
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Jul 26, 2016
Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced it has received $20.7 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design and build robotic arm flight hardware for the agency's Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program. SSL is receiving the funds through MDA US Systems, a division of MDA managed by SSL, and is working with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), which is managing the robot ... read more

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UAV NEWS

Germany's U.N. peacekeepers to use Heron 1 drones
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MISSILE DEFENSE

Orbital ATK gets $182 million Missile Defense Agency contract
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SPACE TRAVEL

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MICROSAT BLITZ

Garvey acquisition brings 16 years of launch vehicle development to Vector
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RUSSIAN SPACE

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GPS NEWS

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LAUNCH PAD

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MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

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