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Sea Launch buys Zenit rockets, but what about the engines?

June 8th, 2017 by

The Russian company S7 Sea Launch has signed a contract with the Ukrainian company Pivdenmash for the purchase of 12 Zenit rockets, Dnepropetrovsk-based Pivdenmash said. But there are doubts about the availability of Russian engines for those rockets.

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The Ariane dilemma

February 18th, 2014 by

It’s not a secret that France and Germany disagreed on the development of future Ariane rockets. Should the Ariane 5 be upgraded (ME), or should a new Ariane 6 be designed? A compromise was reached in 2012 to examine both options, at least for the time being. However, a recent report by France’s national auditor warns that parallel development of both rockets won’t be feasible.

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‘China supports space junk reduction’ – official

March 13th, 2013 by

The Chinese government has always supported international action to reduce space junk, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman was quoted as saying by Xinhua. Always? Not in January 2007, that is.

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Worst catastrophe in space history – or in space ‘journalism’?

January 30th, 2012 by

“German Satellite Almost Crashed into Beijing” is the sensationalist headline for a not much less sensationalist article published by German news magazine Der Spiegel. Almost? Anything that was left of the x-ray satellite Rosat after it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere last October plunged into the Bay of Bengal, which actually is the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean and nowhere near Beijing.Other Posts:Sirius Satellite Radio results Q2 2006Mars Lander lands in FloridaBall Aerospace to ship WISE spacecraftPatent Issued To MSV For Satellite-Terrestrial Communications SystemsInternational Communications Group Picks Spec Ops Inc. As DistributorO3b Networks completes satellite CDR with Thales Alenia SpaceWhat *if* there were less than 24 GPS satellites?ECAPS, Moog and ATK to bring green propulsion to the U.S.

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U.S. mini-shuttle spying on Chinese orbital module? Not likely

January 6th, 2012 by

A yet-to-be-published report claims that the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B “mini shuttle” was spying on China’s Tiangong-1 space lab. According to many experts, this seems to be rather far-fetched.
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Hack3rz plan own 5at3ll1t3z

January 4th, 2012 by

A group of hackers at the Chaos Computer Club’s Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin recently proposed an initiative called the Hackerspace Global Grid (HGG), which aims to develop a satellite system for “uncensorable Internet in space.” Don’t hold your breath.Other Posts:Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. results Q1 2008Russia gives up GEO-IK-2Ferrari To Offer XM Radio And XM NavTrafficBoeing and Ball Aerospace announced SBSS readied for launchShin Satellite Completes Transfer Of Customers To Thaicom 5Taking it to the “Extreme”International Datacasting Names ChairmanKSC reopens after the passage of Ernesto

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