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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

ULA, Blue Origin To Develop New American Rocket Engine

Partnership To Address The Nation's Need For A Domestically-Produced Engine

United Launch Alliance (ULA), and Blue Origin, LLC, a privately-funded aerospace company owned by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, have entered into an agreement to jointly fund development of the new BE-4 rocket engine by Blue Origin. This new collaboration will allow ULA to maintain the heritage, success and reliability of its rocket families – Atlas and Delta – while addressing the long-term need for a new domestic engine.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Airborne 09.19.14: Cool City R44 Cert, Reno Rumblings, Sierra Re-Jets The CJ

Also: Eclipse Improvements, AEA Urges NextGen GA Fund Adoption, FAA OKs External Cams, GA Accident Rate Declines

The FAA has granted an STC to Cool City Avionics for the installation of its family of six autopilots in Robinson R-44 helicopters. The approved autopilots include the HAP-100 2-axis autopilot, the HAP-150 3-axis autopilot, the HFC-100 2-axis autopilot with stability control and augmentation systems, known as SCAS, the HFC-150 3-axis autopilot with SCAS and the HFC-150-LE and HAP-150-LE that add an orbit mode specifically designed for law enforcement and electronics news gathering helicopters. Last Sunday concluded what was one of the most competitive Reno National Championship Air Races in recent histories. However, there were some questions raised about the disqualification of one of the racers. Unofficial race results had Thom Richard finishing in third place in the P-51 racer, “Precious Metal.” But, on Richard’s second lap, the Contest Commit

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

CSF Congratulates Midland International Airport On Spaceport License

First Spaceport Combined With Commercial Service Airport

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation says it welcomes the announcement by the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation that the spaceport license application for Midland International Airport has been approved, making it the 9th U.S. spaceport.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

United Launch Alliance Launches 60th Mission From Cape Canaveral

Atlas V Carried CLIO Satellite For The U.S. Government

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the CLIO mission for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company launched at 2010 EDT today from Space Launch Complex-41.

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