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Archive for February, 2009

Land Launch rocket lifts off with Telstar 11N on board (Part II)

February 28th, 2009 by

The Land Launch Zenit-3SLB system successfully inserted Telesat’s Telstar 11N communications satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit from the Zenit launch site at the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan. All systems performed as planned.

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New launch date for Measat 3a

February 28th, 2009 by

Measat Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd announced that it has received confirmation from Intelsat Corporation (which in this case acts as launch services provider) that the Measat-3a satellite has been scheduled for launch in June 2009.

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Taurus XL failure delays Kepler launch aboard Delta II

February 28th, 2009 by

Launch of NASA’s Kepler telescope is targeted for no earlier than 7 March from Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, USA. There are two launch windows, 0349-0352 UTC and 0413-0416 UTC.

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UAE company denies link with Israel, plans own spy satellites

February 28th, 2009 by

Defence News recently reported that the United Arab Emirates were negotiating a commercial deal with Israel that would grant the Emirate of Abu Dhabi access to the Israeli-built Eros B satellite. UAE officials rejected the report and said the country chose Thales Alenia Space (Italy) as “strategic partner.”

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SBIRS GEO-2 payload completes thermal vacuum testing

February 28th, 2009 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing of the second geosynchronous orbit (GEO-2) payload for the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS).

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Northrop Grumman delivers cryocooler for Advanced Baseline Imager

February 28th, 2009 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation delivered the final flight module cooler assemblies for the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) sensor to ITT Corporation.

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