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Archive for August 31st, 2011

Update: Ekspress-AM4 launch failure commission concludes investigations

August 31st, 2011 by

Ingosstrakh, the company that insured the launch of Ekspress AM4, said it would pay satellite operator RSCC the claimed indemnity by the end of 2011.

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Korean rocket’s failure not Khrunichev’s fault, Russia says

August 31st, 2011 by

A Russian independent commission has established the reasons behind the loss of South Korea’s KSLV-1 launch vehicle in 2010, Nikolai Panichkin, first deputy general director of the Central Scientific Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIIMASH), was quoted as saying.

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Delay of the day: Ariane 5 ECA/Arabsat 5C, SES 2

August 31st, 2011 by

The launch of Arabsat 5C and SES 2 aboard an Ariane 5 ECA will be delayed a few days.

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FAA Commercial Space Transportation License for Taurus II

August 31st, 2011 by

Orbital Sciences Corporation has received a Commercial Space Transportation Launch License from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) programme demonstration mission in early 2012.

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NPP arrives at Vandenberg

August 31st, 2011 by

NASA’s next Earth-observing research satellite, NPP, has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to begin preparations for an October launch.

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Orbital to build ICESat successor

August 31st, 2011 by

NASA has selected Orbital Science Corporation to build the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) spacecraft.

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