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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Space News) Nov 27, 2011

U.S. Air Force opens up competition for space launches. The U.S. Air Force plans to hold meetings with companies interested in the launch sector for the U.S. government. The Air Force has released its first detailed guide for companies that want to bid for projects. "The whole idea of having competition is what has got us interested in doing this new-entrant criteria," said Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of the U.S. Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center. Nov 17, 2011

HEICO VPT's Space Grade DC-DC Power Converters Now Registered With Defense Logistics Agency. VPT, Inc., a HEICO company, today announced that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has issued new Standard Microcircuit Drawings (SMDs) for more than 150 of VPT's space grade, radiation hardened DC-DC power converter modules. VPT's rad hard SV Series of DC-DC converters are manufactured to MIL-PRF-38534 Class K, the highest level for products used in space environments. These products are suited for use in a wide variety of space applications including low Earth orbit (LEO) systems, geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO) systems, deep space probes, and other demanding applications. Nov 15, 2011

Moller International Moller International Awards Distributorship to Space Sciences Corporation Following Market Survey Results. Moller International, Inc., the developer of the Skycar(R) aircraft, the Rotapower(R) line of rotary engines and the Aerobot(R) line of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) today awarded Space Science Corporation (SSC) a distributorship with exclusive rights in New Mexico following the completion of a market survey at the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight. "Space Sciences Corporation is a young aggressive firm and their approach to business holds many possibilities for our products," said Dr. Paul Moller, President and CEO of Moller International. "If the results of our market survey are any indication of future sales, SSC is going to have more business than they can handle." Moller International's research concluded that to proceed with it futurist platform, the technology must be seen as viable today. Viability of products in the marketplace is defined as a purposeful product serving the needs of the potential customer base. Moller's products have many uses serving military, para-military and retail consumers. And while there has been a reduction of spending across the board, demand...

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