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Archive for March 21st, 2012

ATV 3 ‘Edoardo Amaldi’ cleared for launch

March 21st, 2012 by

The Ariane 5 launch of Europe’s no. 3 Automated Transfer Vehicle was given the green light for a 23 March lift-off from the Spaceport in French Guiana on a servicing mission to the International Space Station.
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JAXA announces next launch dates

March 21st, 2012 by

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have announced tentative dates for the next two H-II launches from the Tanegashima Space Center.
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NASA seeks Space Launch System advanced development solutions

March 21st, 2012 by

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., has issued a NASA Research Announcement (NRA) for advanced development proposals to support the United States’ next heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS).
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Yahsat satellite Y1B shipped to launch site

March 21st, 2012 by

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) satellite Y1B has left the Astrium facilities in Toulouse, France, and was transported by air to Baikonur, Kazakhstan, in preparation for its launch by an ILS Proton Briz M vehicle in April 2012.
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New series of tests for Ekspress MD2

March 21st, 2012 by

Khrunichev’s Ekspress-MD2 communications spacecraft has been delivered to the N.E. Zhukovsky Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, for acoustic tests.
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Elena Pisonero named new chairperson of Hispasat

March 21st, 2012 by

The Board of Directors of Hispasat has unanimously elected Elena Pisonero to be the company’s new chairperson.
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