Rocket Report: Falcon 9 rocket muscles up, ULA to conduct reuse test

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Welcome to Edition 1.49 of the Rocket Report! Another week has
come and gone, and we find ourselves in the middle of May. For
Houston, where this report originates, this essentially means the
beginning of summer. But for those of you in cooler climates, we
hope there’s plenty of news herein to warm your hearts.

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Vega rocket preps for rideshare launch.
Arianespace has finalized a payload of 42 satellites for a Vega
launch as early as September, company officials said. “We are fully
booked. We have no gram left of performance,” Marino Fragnito, vice
president of the Vega business unit at Arianespace, said during a
panel discussion at the Satellite 2019 conference,
SpaceNews reports
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Rocket Report: Falcon 9 rocket muscles up, ULA to conduct reuse test