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Archive for January, 2008

OHB Technology acquires 50 percent of RST Raumfahrt Systemtechnik

January 31st, 2008 by

OHB Technology AG has acquired 50 percent of the interest in RST Raumfahrt Systemtechnik GmbH, Salem, from the company’s founder and owner, Prof. Dr. Hans Martin Braun. Financial details were not disclosed.

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Boeing (Integrated Defense Systems) results 2007

January 31st, 2008 by

The Boeing Company reported financial results for the year and the fourth quarter of 2007.

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Update: Failed U.S. spy satellite likely is NRO-L21

January 31st, 2008 by

A U.S. military official speaking under the condition of anonymity has confirmed that the spy satellite soon to re-enter the atmosphere is indeed NRO-L21 (USA 193).

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7 February confirmed as STS-122 launch date

January 31st, 2008 by

NASA senior managers today completed a review of space shuttle Atlantis’ readiness for flight. Pending closure of an issue with a shuttle radiator hose, the STS-122 mission will launch on 7 February, 1945 UTC.

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Yahsat launch contract for ILS

January 31st, 2008 by

International Launch Services (ILS) of the United States, Thales Alenia Space of France and Al Yah Satellite Communications Co. (Yahsat) of the United Arab Emirates announced an agreement to launch a Yahsat spacecraft on a Proton M/Briz M vehicle.

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NanoSpace receives ESA contract for satellite fuel gauge

January 30th, 2008 by

Swedish Space Corporation’s subsidiary NanoSpace has been contracted by ESA to develop a propellant gauging system for satellites. The contract is worth EUR500,000 (US$739,000).

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