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02 Jul 2012

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Monday News Kick Off

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Check out the Monday News Kick Off on the new got geoint? blog. got geoint? can now be read on the website of trajectory, the new official magazine of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.

This week kicks off with news about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, new tools for mapping commute times, a look at fire devastation in the Western U.S., the vulnerability of GPS signals, and commentary on satellite export laws.

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25 Jan 2012

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Satellite Export Reform Critical to U.S. National Security and Space Industrial Base

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The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) recently issued a study that underscores how the U.S. space industry is losing its competitive edge and risks falling short of future national security requirements unless government reforms our export control system and promotes the international competitiveness of U.S. industry. The report, Competing for Space: Satellite Export Policy and U.S. National Security, surveys U.S. satellite systems and components manufacturers about the challenges the space industrial base faces as a result of U.S. export policies. Among the adverse impacts on industry are loss of global market share and dampening of satellite component sales opportunities to sustain U.S. space technology leadership.

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27 Jul 2010

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Go USA! American Students Win International Rocket Contest Fly-Off

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Student rocketeers from France, the United Kingdom and the United States competed today in the Third Annual Transatlantic Rocketry Challenge. The four-member team from Penn Manor High School in Millersville, PA posted the best score to win the international fly-off. Horsforth School in Leeds, England placed second. The French team was unable to launch its rocket due to technical problems.

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19 May 2010

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Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) Takes Flight

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This past weekend, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) announced the results of the final round of the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), the world’s largest rocket contest between 100 student rocketry teams. Qualifying teams of middle- and high-school students have the chance to earn $60,000 in scholarships and prizes. The TARC champion will also win the opportunity to compete internationally at an air show near London in July. And, the word is that the Penn Manor High School team is the winner.

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