North America The U.S. Air Force has begun a competition for one of its most significant new space launch rideshare initiatives. The service wants to competitively buy up to three new secondary payload adapters with “power, attitude control, and propulsive capabilities,” allowing the adapter ring to continue supporting non-separating satellites throughout their mission. This will add another layer of functionality over current-generation rideshare rings, which can piggyback up ...

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