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Press review: 1 April 2008

April 2nd, 2008 by

The UK plans to send a special Space Rover to the ISS, which has just been attacked by hackers, while Google and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group plan to colonise Mars — oh, and by the way NASA has rescheduled the upcoming solar maximum. These are some of the top space-related stories for 1 April.
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Deutsche Telekom to market Astra2Connect

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SES Astra signed a framework contract for the marketing of its satellite based two-way broadband service Astra2Connect in Germany with Deutsche Telekom.
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Orbcomm acquires stake in Orbcomm Japan

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Orbcomm Inc. has completed the acquisition of a 37 percent stake in Orbcomm Japan Ltd., Orbcomm’s representative in Japan and the owner of a gateway Earth station (GES) in Japan, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Orbcomm LLC.
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Loral Space & Communications Inc. preliminary operating results 2007

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Loral Space & Communications Inc. reported its unaudited pre-tax financial results for the periods ending 31 December 2007. The company was not able to file its Form 10-K by the 1 April 2008 extended deadline because of income tax accounting complexities arising from the Telesat transaction.
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Progress updates Bion-M satellite

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Russia’ TsSKB-Progress design and production centre is developing a new Bion-M biosatellite for scientific and applied research in space biology and medicine, a spokesman for the centre said.
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GLAST launch comes closer

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Preparations for launching NASA’s Gamma-ray Large Area Telescope (GLAST) satellite are underway at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
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