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Archive for November 26th, 2009

First two Soyuz rockets reach French Guiana

November 26th, 2009 by

The first two Soyuz launchers have arrived in French Guiana. They will be used to inaugurate service with this medium-lift workhorse vehicle next year from the Soyuz launch pad near Sinnamary.

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Russian, Kazakh space agencies clash over delayed W7 launch

November 26th, 2009 by

The launch of Eutelsat’s W7 satellite aboard a Proton-M was delayed over repeated changes in schedule by Russian space officials, Kazcosmos said in a statement on its web site. The spacecraft itself is healthy, though, and will soon be transferred to geostationary orbit.

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GOCE mission responsibility transferred

November 26th, 2009 by

Control of ESA’s GOCE satellite was transferred to the operations teams, marking the end of its commissioning and calibration phase.

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NigComSat-1 doomed by design flaw

November 26th, 2009 by

The Nigeria Communication Satellite, NigComSat-1, failed in orbit last year because a design flaw, according to the country’s Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Alhassan Bako Zaku.

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SFR selects Tooway broadband satellite service

November 26th, 2009 by

Eutelsat Communications announced the signature of a far-reaching contract concluded between its Skylogic broadband affiliate and French telecommunications operator SFR.

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SES Astra enters into co-operation with Milano Teleport

November 26th, 2009 by

SES Astra has entered into a partnership with Italian broadcast and network service provider Milano Teleport to offer capacity from its 23.5 degrees East orbital position to Italian broadcasters.

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