March 3, 2015

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| 2/1/2013

› Astrotech wins $9.1 million commercial payload processing contract
Astrotech Corp. announced that its Florida operation has won a contract for commercial payload processing services. Under the $9.1 million agreement, NASA can ask Astrotech to provide payload processing facilities and services for NASA missions launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station until 2017.

› Florida legislative leaders soften stance on nuclear advance fee law
State legislative leaders continue to soften Tallahassee's once rock-solid support for a law that allows utilities to charge customers in advance for new nuclear projects.

› Judge throws out $3.1 million award against Related developers
The jury found that the company had wrongfully manipulated the zoning process in a condo deal, but the judge said the developers’ actions did not target a group that fought the zoning change and had sued for the money it had spent.

› $1.7M study to help figure out how trains will link with airport
Three train systems want to connect with Orlando International Airport within the next couple of years, but no one can say for sure how, much less if, they ever will. A $1.7 million study could answer those questions, as well as allow airport officials to seek federal money to help pay for possible connections.

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