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Archive for July, 2006

After Discovery Triumph, NASA Faces Tough Shuttle, ISS Challenges

July 31st, 2006 by

Emerging from the elation of a first-rank performance in the Space Shuttle Discovery mission to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA now faces a sobering series of challenges extending over four years. The Discovery mission, STS-121, suffered little of the foam insulation loss from its external fuel…

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ISRO Chairman Does Not See Negative Impact From GSLV Failure That Destroyed Insat 4-C

July 31st, 2006 by

With a population of more than 1 billion people, India has been targeted as one of the largest potential markets for satellite services, but the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) efforts to play a key role in developing the market have been thrown into chaos after the failed launch of the Insat-4C…

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ESA’s Envisat Satellite Helps Scientists Monitor Big Changes In Earth’s Crust

July 31st, 2006 by

Scientists using data provided by a European radar satellite say the recent tear in the Earth’s continental crust near the Red Sea in Africa’s Afar desert could isolate Ethiopia and Eritrea from the rest of Africa and could eventually form a new ocean. In September 2005, the Earth split apart along a…

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Eutelsat Video Revenues Climb, But Data Remains Flat

July 31st, 2006 by

Eutelsat Communications full-year results have been greeted positively by the analyst community, as the operator announced that revenues for the year ending June 30 were 791.1 million euros ($1 billion), an increase of nearly 5.5 percent over the previous year. In terms of video applications, full year…

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New Stratos Government Services Unit To Target Classified Work

July 31st, 2006 by

Stratos Global Corp. already holds more than $100 million in U.S. government contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense, the Department of State, and the White House Communications Agency, among others. This is up from a paltry $400,000 of contracts in 1998. But Stratos wants more and has launched a new…

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ISRO Chairman Keen On Moon Mission

July 31st, 2006 by

While still assessing the fallout from the July launch failure that destroyed the Insat-4C communications satellite, Madhaven Nair, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation…

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