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A model Shadow M2 unmanned aerial vehicle, manufactured by Textron Systems Corp., during the Singapore Airshow on Feb. 11, 2014.

Photograph by Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

A model Shadow M2 unmanned aerial vehicle, manufactured by Textron Systems Corp., during the Singapore Airshow on Feb. 11, 2014.

Textron’s Lord Seeks Relaxed Export Controls

Textron Systems, the defense division of Textron Inc., has plans to grow its international sales to 50 percent of revenue by 2016, up from more than 35 percent in 2013.  The overseas business will help offset the loss of U.S....

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Space launch vehicles at the Orbital Sciences Corp. booth during a National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs.

Photograph by Matthew Staver/Bloomberg

Space launch vehicles at the Orbital Sciences Corp. booth during a National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs.

Orbital Sciences Takes Off in Space — and on Capitol Hill

Orbital Sciences Corp., which announced yesterday that it would merge with Alliant Techsystems Inc., has been flying high due to the success of its Antares rocket, which carries the Cygnus supply capsule to the International Space Station. Unlike its competitors...

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in this handout photo made available to the media on May 18, 2012.

Photographer: Chris Thompson/SpaceX via Bloomberg

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in this handout photo made available to the media on May 18, 2012.

Musk Hires More Lobbyists Seeking Satellite Launches

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp., which spent $1.1 million trying to influence the federal government last year, hired two additional lobbying firms this month, Senate records show. The new lobbyists include two former congressional aides and a former Defense Department official. ...

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The International Space Station (ISS) over Miami, taken from the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Photograph by Commander DomInic Gorie/NASA

The International Space Station (ISS) over Miami, taken from the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

NASA: May the Best Kids’ Code Win

NASA plans to upload code developed by teens to control bowling ball-sized satellites aboard the International Space Station. The off-the-wall experiment tomorrow is part of a contest sponsored by the elite Pentagon research unit known as the Defense Advanced Research...

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