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Archive for February, 2007

Envisat launched five years ago

February 28th, 2007 by

Launched from Kourou in French Guiana on the night of 28 February 2002, ESA’s Envisat spacecraft marks its fifth year in space.

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Loral completes stock sale to MHR

February 28th, 2007 by

Loral Space & Communications announced that it has completed its sale of US$300 million of convertible perpetual preferred stock to affiliates of MHR Fund Management LLC, Loral’s largest shareholder.

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Iridium Satellite to open new ground station in Norway

February 28th, 2007 by

Iridium Satellite LLC plans to open a new telemetry, tracking and command/control (TTAC) Earth station in Norway.

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Starsys to develop damper for MSL

February 28th, 2007 by

SpaceDev announced that its subsidiary, Starsys, Inc., has been awarded a US$1.4 million cost reimbursable design and development subcontract with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in support of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission.

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ESA extends Express missions

February 28th, 2007 by

ESA’s Mars Express and Venus Express missions will continue to operate until early-May 2009. The decision was unanimously taken by ESA’s Science Programme Committee last Friday.

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New Horizon makes Jupiter flyby

February 28th, 2007 by

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft successfully completed a flyby of Jupiter, using the massive planet’s gravity to pick up speed for its 4.8-billion km voyage to Pluto and the unexplored Kuiper Belt region beyond.

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