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Archive for November 25th, 2009

Eutelsat W7 successfully launched after bureaucratic delay

November 25th, 2009 by

Rocket: Proton-M/Briz-M; Payload: Eutelsat W7; Date: 24 November 2009, 1419 UTC; Site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The satellite separated from the vehicle on schedule 9 hours and 12 minutes after lift-off.

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QuikScat antenna fails

November 25th, 2009 by

NASA mission managers are assessing options for future operations of the QuikScat satellite following the age-related failure of a mechanism that spins the scatterometer antenna.

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Spacecom sells African capacity on gapfiller satellite

November 25th, 2009 by

Space-Communication Ltd. (Spacecom), Israel, has signed an agreement with an undisclosed customer to provide satellite communications services to Africa via Amos 5i, the former AsiaSat 2.

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