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Archive for February 9th, 2010

Shuttle Endeavour lifts off to ISS

February 9th, 2010 by

Space Shuttle Endeavour was launched at 0914 UTC and is heading for the International Space Station carrying two European modules: Node-3 (Tranquility) and Cupola. After the node and cupola are added, the orbiting laboratory will be approximately 90 percent complete.
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Proton M with Intelsat-16 satellite on launch pad

February 9th, 2010 by

The roll out of the Proton Briz M launch vehicle, fully integrated with the Intelsat-16 satellite and Briz M upper stage, to launch pad 39 (in Area 200) was completed this morning.
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Launch of SERVIS-2 set for June

February 9th, 2010 by

Following an agreement reached with their customer, the Institute for Unmanned Space Experiment Free Flyer (USEF), of Tokyo, Japan, and with Khrunichev Space Center, Moscow, Russia, Eurockot Launch Services of Bremen, Germany has now scheduled the launch of SERVIS-2 for 2 June 2010 from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northern Russia.
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Thales Alenia Space, OHB likely to build new Meteosats

February 9th, 2010 by

According to German media reports, Astrium has suffered another setback as ESA has decided to negotiate exclusively with Thales Alenia Space a EUR1.4-billion contract to build the Meteosat Third Generation satellites.
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Boeing’s fourth WGS satellite passes key integration milestone

February 9th, 2010 by

Boeing in late December successfully integrated the satellite bus and payload module for the fourth of six Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites the company is building for the U.S. Air Force.
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SES World Skies to develop Andean slot at 67 degrees West

February 9th, 2010 by

SES World Skies announced that it has reached an agreement with the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) regarding the long-term use of the 67 degrees West orbital position.
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