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Archive for November 11th, 2008

Chandrayaan-1 reaches lunar orbit

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The first orbit reduction manoeuvre of the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft which is orbiting the moon, was successfully performed on 9 November 2008. The satellite had entered lunar orbit the day before.

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Phoenix finishes mission, falls silent

November 11th, 2008 by

NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander has ceased communications after operating for more than five months.

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Orbital ships OCO satellite to Vandenberg

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Orbital Sciences Corporation has shipped the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) satellite to its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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Northrop Grumman CERES sensor delivered

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Northrop Grumman Corporation said it successfully delivered a key sensor for global climate change measurement one week ahead of schedule and on budget. The sensor is the second to be delivered for the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP).

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ESA wants at least EUR9 billion from member states

November 11th, 2008 by

European Space Agency director general Jean-Jacques Dordain said he would seek “at least” EUR9 billion (US$11.5 billion) from ministers next month to fund new and existing projects in the coming years. He also announced another delay in the ExoMars mission.

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Inmarsat Holdings Ltd. results Q3 2008

November 11th, 2008 by

Inmarsat Plc announced third quarter 2008 results for its its wholly owned subsidiary Inmarsat Holdings Ltd.

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