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Archive for November 22nd, 2008

Sea Launch partners with Intelsat on multi-launch agreement

November 22nd, 2008 by

Sea Launch and Intelsat have signed a multiple launch services contract for five missions on the Sea Launch system, scheduled for execution beginning in late 2010 through 2012.

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Dawn switches off ion engine for the time being

November 22nd, 2008 by

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft shut down its ion propulsion system on 20 November as scheduled. The spacecraft is now gliding toward a Mars flyby in February 2009.

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NigComSat 1 press review: ‘insulting,’ ‘nauseating,’ ‘crass stupidity’

November 22nd, 2008 by

Nigerian newspapers are still discussing the failure of the country’s first communications satellite, NigComSat 1. As it has now been confirmed that the total loss of the spacecraft is a reality, the media’s attention turns to the future – and to the past.

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