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Archive for March 13th, 2009

NASA Shuttle launch targeted for no earlier than 15 March

March 13th, 2009 by

Space shuttle Discovery’s launch to the International Space Station on the STS-119 mission now is targeted for no earlier than 15 March (UTC).

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Switch to Proton saves US$20 million, ViaSat says

March 13th, 2009 by

ViaSat, Inc. switched the launch service provider for its planned ViaSat 1 satellite for financial reasons, the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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North Korea announces, South Korea delays satellite launch date

March 13th, 2009 by

North Korea told two U.N. agencies it plans to launch the experimental communications satellite Kwangmyongsong No. 2 between 4 and 8 April. Meanwhile, South Korea has postponed the first launch of its KSLV-1 rocket.

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ESA’s gravity satellite moves to launch pad

March 13th, 2009 by

With lift-off just five days away, ESA’s GOCE spacecraft – encased in the protective half-shells of the launcher fairing – has been transported from the cleanroom and installed in the launch tower at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

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New launch date for RazakSAT

March 13th, 2009 by

RazakSAT, Malaysia’s first remote sensing satellite, will be blasted into space from Kwajalein Island on 21 April.

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Eutelsat orders W3C from Thales Alenia Space

March 13th, 2009 by

Eutelsat Communications has selected Thales Alenia Space to build the W3C satellite. Eutelsat will select the launcher for the satellite separately at a later stage, the company said.

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