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Archive for December 7th, 2007

Iridium Satellite appoints leader for NEXT development

December 7th, 2007 by

Iridium Satellite announced that Lee Demitry has joined the company as the executive vice president for Iridium NEXT, the company’s next-generation satellite constellation programme.

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NASA plans to study radiation with over 40 balloons

December 7th, 2007 by admin

NASA has announced plans to use a flotilla of more than 40 high altitude balloons to study radiation in the Earth’s Van Allen Belts.

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TAS, NPO-PM to jointly develop satellite platform

December 7th, 2007 by

Thales Alenia Space and NPO-PM are finalising an industrial co-operation agreement to co-develop a high-power telecommunications satellite platform, the two companies said.

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U.S. weather satellite loses orientation

December 7th, 2007 by

On 4 December 2007, GOES-12 (GOES-East) experienced an anomaly in its attitude following a scheduled North-South station keeping manoeuvre. Various attempts to restore GOES-12 to normal on-orbit mode have been unsuccessful.

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Delay of the day: COSMO SkyMed-2

December 7th, 2007 by

The launch of the Delta II COSMO SkyMed-2 mission has been delayed to no earlier than 7 December.

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NASA postpones space shuttle Atlantis launch

December 7th, 2007 by

NASA has delayed today’s planned launch of space shuttle Atlantis on its STS-122 mission to the International Space Station. The next lift-off opportunity is 7 December at 2109 UTC.

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