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Second Progress ‘quick dock’ mission successful

October 31st, 2012 by

Rocket: Soyuz-U; Payload: Progress M-17M [Progress 48P]; Date: 31 October 2012, 0741 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The cargo vessel docked to the International Space Station on 1333 UTC, less than six hours after lift-off.Other Posts:IRC Selects Telenor Satellite Services for Satellite Communication ServicesIt’s changing in the big skyWhipping Up a Great Meal With Satellite TVSee the World’s Wild Wonders on Satellite TVGive Your Employees a Break With Satellite TVGOCE fully operational againNASA Selects technology concepts for study under NIACRaytheon executes recovery and delivery of weather satellite data via Antarctica
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2 SOPS accepts command and control of newest GPS satellite

October 31st, 2012 by

The U.S. Air Force’s 2nd Space Operations Squadron recently accepted satellite control authority of its third Global Positioning System Block IIF satellite.Other Posts:IRC Selects Telenor Satellite Services for Satellite Communication ServicesIt’s changing in the big skyWhipping Up a Great Meal With Satellite TVSee the World’s Wild Wonders on Satellite TVGive Your Employees a Break With Satellite TVGOCE fully operational againNASA Selects technology concepts for study under NIACRaytheon executes recovery and delivery of weather satellite data via Antarctica
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SS/L selected by U.S. Air Force to develop next-gen protected MILSATCOM

October 31st, 2012 by

Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) was selected by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to develop affordable design concepts for next generation Protected Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM).Other Posts:IRC Selects Telenor Satellite Services for Satellite Communication ServicesIt’s changing in the big skyWhipping Up a Great Meal With Satellite TVSee the World’s Wild Wonders on Satellite TVGive Your Employees a Break With Satellite TVGOCE fully operational againNASA Selects technology concepts for study under NIACRaytheon executes recovery and delivery of weather satellite data via Antarctica
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Fast Light Optical Gyroscopes for Precision Inertial Navigation

October 31st, 2012 by

NASA said it has has tapped a team of aerospace, military and academic researchers for a three-year project that could dramatically improve in-flight navigation capabilities for space vehicles, military air and sea assets and commercial vehicles.Other Posts:IRC Selects Telenor Satellite Services for Satellite Communication ServicesIt’s changing in the big skyWhipping Up a Great Meal With Satellite TVSee the World’s Wild Wonders on Satellite TVGive Your Employees a Break With Satellite TVGOCE fully operational againNASA Selects technology concepts for study under NIACRaytheon executes recovery and delivery of weather satellite data via Antarctica
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Interorbital tests rocket engine

October 30th, 2012 by

Interorbital Systems recently conducted the first hot-firing test of the company’s Neptune rocket series main engine, the IOS GPRE 7.5KNTA (General Purpose Rocket Engine; 7,500lb-thrust; Nitric Acid; Turpentine; Ablative cooling).
Other Posts:iDirect platform for Mexican pharmacy chainEutelsat orders W3C from Thales Alenia SpaceChina to launch Shijian XIIIDelay of the day: Ariane 5Raytheon completes software specification review for GPS OCXDigital TV 101: A Perfect Entertainment SourceOHB System awarded an addendum to sub-contract for EDRS by AstriumChina dismisses reports about anti-satellite missile test
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Ball Aerospace, B612 foundation sign contract for Sentinel mission

October 30th, 2012 by

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and the non-profit B612 Foundation have signed a contract for Ball to create prototype infrared imaging sensors for the Sentinel Mission, a deep space mission to protect Earth by providing early warning of threatening asteroids.
Other Posts:iDirect platform for Mexican pharmacy chainEutelsat orders W3C from Thales Alenia SpaceChina to launch Shijian XIIIDelay of the day: Ariane 5Raytheon completes software specification review for GPS OCXDigital TV 101: A Perfect Entertainment SourceOHB System awarded an addendum to sub-contract for EDRS by AstriumChina dismisses reports about anti-satellite missile test
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