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China launches new experimental satellite

November 13th, 2009 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 2C; Payload: Shijian 11-01; Date: 12 November 2009, 0245 UTC; Site: Jiuquan satellite launch centre. The spacecraft was deployed into a 688 km x 98.3 degrees orbit.
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Assembly of Soyuz’ mobile gantry is underway at Sinnamary

November 13th, 2009 by

The new Soyuz operating base in French Guiana is entering final preparations for Arianespace’s inauguration of commercial missions next year, with the facility’s launch pad undergoing final outfitting and acceptance, and assembly now underway for its mobile gantry.
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Dutch Space to supply solar arrays for ISS resupply system

November 13th, 2009 by

Dutch Space, an EADS Astrium company, has signed a contract with Orbital Sciences Corporation for the development of solar arrays for NASA’s new cargo missions to the International Space Station (ISS) to be carried out under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Service (CRS) project.
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MDA to advance technologies for Canada’s space program

November 13th, 2009 by

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. has received funding from the Canadian Space Agency to advance key technologies to meet current and future needs of the Canadian Space Program.
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New financing allows Sea Launch to continue operations

November 13th, 2009 by

Sea Launch Company, LLC said it has received interim approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware on its motion to secure up to US$12.5 million in debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing from Space Launch Services, LLC, a company formed by a group of unidentified investors.
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Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (Space Systems) results Q2 FY 2010

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Alliant Techsystems reported financial results for the seconds quarter of its fiscal year 2010.
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