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Archive for August 1st, 2011

Inmarsat selects ILS Proton for Inmarsat-5

August 1st, 2011 by

Inmarsat plc announced that Inmarsat SA, one of its subsidiary companies, has signed a contract with International Launch Services (ILS) for the launch of three Inmarsat-5 satellites. The launches, scheduled for 2013-14, will use the ILS Proton launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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United Launch Alliance combines Atlas and Delta shipments

August 1st, 2011 by

United Launch Alliance (ULA) last week completed the first combined Atlas and Delta rocket shipment from its factory in Decatur, Alabama, to the launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on the specially-designed ship called the Delta Mariner.
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Three Russian launches planned in August

August 1st, 2011 by

Roskosmos said it is planning to launch two satellites and a cargo vessel next month.
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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft begins science orbits of Vesta

August 1st, 2011 by

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, the first ever to orbit an object in the main asteroid belt, is spiralling towards its first of four intensive science orbits. That initial orbit of the rocky world Vesta begins on 11 August, at an altitude of 2,700 kilometers and will provide in-depth analysis of the asteroid.
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Smartphone Space App competition launched

August 1st, 2011 by

Surrey experts in space technology have launched a Facebook competition challenging the British public to develop innovative applications that will run on its smartphone-powered satellite due for launch into space next year.
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EADS acquires Vizada for its Astrium division

August 1st, 2011 by

EADS Astrium has entered into an agreement to acquire Vizada from Apax France, a French Private Equity fund and the majority shareholder, for US$960 million. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals.
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