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How NASA knows when it’s a ‘go’ for launch – Yahoo Finance Australia

The launch window — the span of time that a rocket can successfully launch during — will therefore be different for putting an Earth-observing satellite into LEO versus launching a Dragon Capsule to precisely rendezvous with the ISS.

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Earlier this month, SpaceX and United Launch Alliance landed a major contract with the US military that will see the two companies effectively handle all of American space launch services through 2024. 
“This landmark award begins the dawn of a new decade in U.S. launch innovation, while promoting competition, maintaining a healthy industrial base, and reinforcing our global competitive advantage,” Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center at the Los Angeles Air …

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