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Archive for August 5th, 2011

Juno’s journey to Jupiter has started

August 5th, 2011 by

Rocket: Atlas V 551; Payload: Juno; Date: 5 August 2011, 1625 UTC; Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. “We are on our way, and early indications show we are on our planned trajectory,” said Jan Chodas, Juno project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).Other Posts:Solar-B pre-launch detailsSea Launch files for Chapter 11 bankruptcyNew Chinese launch centre gets government approvalSAIC gets contract for CHIRP sensorNew Iridium Satellite Ground Station Opens in AlaskaUSAF accepts second SBIRS-HEO payloadBoeing demos ‘one-button’ start-Up of satellite ground stationFirst GLONASS-K launch set for December

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Delay of the day: Astra 1N and BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R

August 5th, 2011 by

The launch of Arianespace Flight 203 has been postponed due to the unfavourable weather conditions over the launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana.Other Posts:Gilat Brings Satellite Broadband To Nicaragua’s Largest Telecom OperatorTAS to launch up to 50 TV channels on NSS-11Rediscover Romance at Home With Satellite TVHerschel & Planck pre-launch detailsOberg v/s IcebergFirst firing of European staged-combustion demonstration engineFailed U.S. spy satellite likely is NRO-L21Christopher E. Kubasik elected Lockheed Martin’s president, COO

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How to store cryogenic propellants in space

August 5th, 2011 by

NASA has selected four companies to develop concepts for storing and transferring cryogenic propellants in space. It said these capabilities are important for the agency’s future deep space human exploration missions.Other Posts:Magnetospheric MultiScale mission approved for implementationCOM DEV begins work on two commercial satellitesNext Ariane 5 receives payloadsThe Common Things Between The Cable TV And A Fruit ShakeAstro books 13 Measat 3 transpondersFalcon 9 carried small satellite, big cheeseThe Beauty of Cable TV Opportunities To CustomersWhy Satellite TV Changes the At-Home Viewing Experience

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LADEE passes Mission Critical Design Review

August 5th, 2011 by

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) has passed its most significant mission milestone to date, the Mission Critical Design Review, or MCDR. This means the LADEE observatory is cleared to go forward and complete the flight hardware fabrication necessary to meet all science and engineering requirements for its 2013 mission to explore the moon.Other Posts:MDA to provide components for two new Ekspress satellitesClarke awards for Giuliano Berretta, Dr. Simon Pete WordenO3b selects Europe Media Port as its first gateway teleport operatorGalileo back on track — for the time beingNorthrop Grumman announces organisation and leadership changesGlobalstar VP resignsGlobecomm to upgrade European Earth stationWISE sheds instrument cover

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NASA announces next opportunity for CubeSat mission

August 5th, 2011 by

NASA is seeking proposals for small satellite payloads to fly on rockets planned to launch between 2012 and 2014. These miniature spacecraft, known as CubeSats, could be auxiliary payload on previously planned missions.Other Posts:Dish Network As CompanionAirLaunch drops biggest rocket dummy yetLockheed Martin receives ISIS contractGovernment still represents more than half of new satellite businessReport: Video, DTH to dominate Asian transponder marketFive years ago: Huygens lands on TitanNew manned capsule on its way to ISSUpdate: Belarus to announce tender for BelKa-R

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ViaSat Inc. results Q1 FY2012

August 5th, 2011 by

ViaSat Inc. announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012.Other Posts:Restructuring, part I: GE leaves SES GlobalSpaceX conducts first multi-engine firing of Falcon 9 rocketArianespace announces revenue increaseOrbital Sciences wins NASA COTS recompetitionChoose Your Outdoor Survivor With Satellite TVGlobecomm Introduces SkyBorne EnterpriseU.S. Government Orders Radarsat-1 DataRaytheon Wins Navy, Air Force Contracts

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