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Archive for March 3rd, 2009

Russia launches new Raduga military satellite

March 3rd, 2009 by

Rocket: Proton K/Block DM-2; Payload: Raduga 1(M?)-?; Date: 28 February 2009, 0410 UTC; Site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The rocket deployed the military communications satellite into geostationary transfer orbit with an inclination of about 49 degrees.
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Chinese moon probe ends mission with planned crash

March 3rd, 2009 by

Chang’e-1, China’s first lunar probe, impacted the moon at 0813 UTC on 1 March, according to sources with the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense quoted by Xinhua.
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China’s latest weather satellite completes in-orbit testing

March 3rd, 2009 by

China’s new geostationary meteorological satellite, Fengyun-2E, finished in-orbit testing at the end of February, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) said.
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Three ESA Earth science missions move to next phase

March 3rd, 2009 by

ESA has announced three candidate Earth Explorer mission concepts to progress to the next phase of consolidation. This selection is part of the user-driven process that will lead to the launch of the agency’s seventh Earth Explorer satellite in the 2016 time frame.
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Northrop Grumman delivers third AEHF payload module

March 3rd, 2009 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation said it delivered the payload module for the third Advanced Extremely High Frequency (EHF) military communications satellite on 27 February, marking three consecutive early deliveries by the company for the sophisticated flight hardware and software.
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EchoStar Corporation results 2008

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EchoStar Corporation reported financial results for the fourth quarter and the year 2008.
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