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Archive for March 21st, 2009

Proton sales month?

March 21st, 2009 by

Another satellite has reportedly been moved to Proton from another launch vehicle.

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GPS IIR-20(M) pre-launch details

March 21st, 2009 by

The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to launch the seventh modernised Global Positioning System (GPS) IIR-M satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket on 24 March from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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GOCE completes early orbit phase

March 21st, 2009 by

ESA’s GOCE satellite was formally declared ready for work at 0000 UTC on 20 March. During the critical Launch and Early Orbit Phase beginning with separation from its booster on 17 March, GOCE was checked out to confirm that all of its control systems are operating normally.

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NASA instruments for ESA’s Solar Orbiter selected

March 21st, 2009 by

NASA and ESA have selected 10 proposals for science instruments to fly aboard a spacecraft that will study the Sun from a unique vantage point in space.

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Integral Systems to Support Melco’s DS2000 platform

March 21st, 2009 by

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Mitsubishi Electric) has selected Integral Systems’ EPOCH Integrated Product Suite (IPS) to support its DS2000 satellite platform.

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AGS’ Commercially Hosted Infrared Payload passes CDR

March 21st, 2009 by

Satellite solutions provider Americom Government Services (AGS) and its partners Orbital Sciences Corporation and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) successfully completed the Space Segment Critical Design Review (CDR) for the Commercially Hosted Infrared Payload (CHIRP) programme.

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