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On Thursday, November 1, NASA officials held a briefing to discuss Kennedy Space Center's future for spaceflight. Present were Bob Cabana, Director, Kennedy Space Center, Bill Hill, Assistant deputy Associate Administrator, NASA's Exploration Systems Development, and Ed Mango, Manager, NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

The AIAA has released the following video, Space Entrepreneurs Panel, from their recent Space 2012 conference. The theme of the panel as per the program was: "... What makes a space entrepreneur and the road they take to success. What paths are space entrepreneur's taking to develop a new frontier? What are their concepts for future space business? What are their vehicles and or capabilities they are creating? Will they be able to succeed in developing businesses of the future?"

XCOR has released an animation of an experimental flight of Lynx, their suborbital vehicle.
Lynx is XCOR's entry into the commercial reusable launch vehicle market. The two-seat, piloted space transport vehicle can take humans and payloads on a half-hour suborbital flight to 100 km (330,000 feet) and then return safely to a landing at the takeoff runway. Lynx is currently under development at XCOR's Mojave, California facilities.

Another Dragon Joins the ISS

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has been successfully captured at the International Space Station.

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) today successfully launched its Dragon spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on the first official cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The launch went off on schedule at 8:35 p.m. ET from Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Plenary Event 3 at the 2012 International Astronautical Congress in Naples focus was on commercial space transportation initiatives.The Plenary Event provided "a snapshot of the political, economic, and technical landscapes to best determine if, when and how much humankind could be ready to embark on futuristic scenarios based on massive space commercialisation."

It was the third picture perfect launch of the year for Arianespace as the Ariane 5 lofted the
EchoStar XVII telecommunications and MSG-3 weather observation satellites yesterday. The satellites were deployed into geostationary transfer orbit during the 34-minute flight.

After arriving from NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, the first space-bound Orion capsule was moved into a high bay at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The occasion was marked by remarks from several NASA officials including Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and KSC Center Director Robert Cabana among others. NASA officials answered questions about the Orion spacecraft in a live television broadcast from followers of NASA's social media accounts.

Space Propulsion Group, Inc. (SPG) today successfully completed a major technology development test of its 22-inch-diameter, Liquid Oxygen/paraffin-based advanced hybrid rocket motor. This cutting-edge hybrid propulsion technology has practical applications for numerous space-related industries, including transportation, defense, suborbital research and tourism.

In a trio of media releases ATK announced today that is has signed a deal with NanoRacks, completed a milestone for its contract with NASA for the Commercial Crew Development Program (CCDev) and that partner EADS Astrium has completed tests on tank structures for the Liberty rocket second stage.

In what can only be described as a blockbuster deal, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd (MDA) of Canada announced late today that it has acquired the larger company in Space Systems/Loral (SS/L). The announcement comes a day before the MDA's scheduled investor call and a day after they had announced a significant deal to provide the communications payload for the AMOS-6 Satellite.

Five of NASA's industry partners participated in the production of breakout videos that highlight the systems they're creating in collaboration with the Commercial Crew Program during Commercial Crew Development Round 2.

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announces that its Merlin 1D engine has achieved a full mission duration firing and multiple restarts at target thrust and specific impulse (Isp).

Boeing today announced the successful de-orbit and landing of the second X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems announces that the Dream Chaser(R) Space System has successfully completed four additional NASA Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2) Program Milestones.

At 3:44 a.m. EDT a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft successfully lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Space Station launch complex 40 for its maiden voyage to the International Space Station on its second demonstration flight as part of the NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program.

This afternoon NASA held a pre-launch briefing for tomorrow's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with Dragon spacecraft launch to the International Space Station on the COTS-2 demo flight.

In the early evening at the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana an Ariane 5 successfully launched two telecommunication satellites for Japan and Vietnam. It was the 48th consecutive success launch for the Ariane 5, the 300th and 301st satellites launched by Arianespace from French Guiana, and the 100th and 101st commercial satellites produced by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems.

It was 15 months that ATK announced with Astrium (an EADS Company) announced that they were working together and would compete in NASA's Commercial Crew Development-2 (CCDev-2) procurement. At that time they announced an initial test flight by the end of 2013, a second test flight in 2014, and operational capability in 2015. Today's announcement reinforces the previous plans with a few changes and offers some new information.

This afternoon at 2:42 p.m. EDT a United Launch Alliance Atlas V successfully launched the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-2) satellite for the Air Force. The satellite is the second of the next generation constellation of military communications satellites to be used by all branches of the service which will result in a 10 fold increase in capability.

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