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Archive for September 28th, 2007

Wunderkind Mike

September 28th, 2007 by

“I remember explaining that to my teacher.” — NASA Administrator Dr. Michael D. Griffin, 58, about the launch of Sputnik 1 fifty years ago

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AT&T interested in EchoStar, report

September 28th, 2007 by

U.S. telecommunications company AT&T has offered to buy satellite pay-TV operator EchoStar, according to an article from

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Russia to test new missile launch warning satellite in 2009

September 28th, 2007 by

The flight tests of a new-generation satellite intended to detect ballistic missile launches are to begin in 2009, Russian Space Troops Commander Col-Gen Vladimir Popovkin was quoted as saying.

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Delta II brings Dawn on its way to asteroid belt

September 28th, 2007 by

Rocket: Delta II Heavy 7925-H; Payload: Dawn; Date: 27 September 2007, 1134 UTC; Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. Following a nominal one hour and two minute flight, the rocket deployed the spacecraft on its eight-year mission to study Ceres and Vesta, two asteroids residing in the vast asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

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