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Archive for October, 2008

China launches Venesat 1

October 30th, 2008 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3B; Payload: Venesat 1 (Simon Bolivar 1); Date: 29 October 2008, 1653 UTC; Site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. Venezuela’s first communication satellite was successfully placed into transfer orbit.

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Update: Integration of Astra 1M begins at Baikonur

October 30th, 2008 by

The launch of Astra 1M aboard a Proton M/Briz M has been delayed again.

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Astra 5A takes a few days off

October 30th, 2008 by

SES has confirmed that the recently relocated and renamed Astra 5A went out of control but said the spacecraft has meanwhile been stabilised.

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Chandrayaan-1’s orbit closer to moon

October 30th, 2008 by

The fourth orbit raising manoeuvre of Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft was carried out on 29 October. During this manoeuvre, the spacecraft’s 440 Newton liquid engine was fired for about three minutes.

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Lockheed Martin receives US$30 million SASSA contract

October 30th, 2008 by

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a US$30 million contract for the development phase of the Self-Awareness Space Situational Awareness (SASSA) technology demonstration programme.

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Law firm calls SpaceDev sale unfair, flawed

October 30th, 2008 by

A U.S. law firm said it was investigating breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the board of directors of SpaceDev Inc.

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