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Archive for February 18th, 2010

NASA’s next shuttle launch now targeted for 5 April

February 18th, 2010 by

NASA is targeting Monday, 5 April, for the launch of the next space shuttle from the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Other Posts:No TacSat 2 launch before FridayBoeing wins Ares I upper stage contractBolivia likely to buy Chinese satelliteSSC to acquire Universal Space NetworkShin Satellite PCL results 2006Weather No Longer Washes Out Satellite ReceptionSatCom Wins U.S. Government ContractSkyWave Obtains CE Marking For Integrated Wireless Controller

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Preparations for Proton launch with EchoStar XIV begin

February 18th, 2010 by

Several days after the successful Proton launch of the Intelsat 16 satellite on 12 February, preparations began at Baikonur for the second Proton commercial mission of this year – the launch of the Space Systems /Loral built the EchoStar XIV spacecraft for EchoStar.
Other Posts:New launch date set for TerraSARIndian cryogenic stage tested for eight minutesInmarsat Launches IsatPhoneRAMTelecom Expands Canadian OperationsMESSENGER to visit Mercury for the second timeXM Radio Resumes ServiceThaicom still working on Indian, Chinese markets for IPSTARDawn switches on ion engine

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Cupola window shutters opened

February 18th, 2010 by

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have opened the shutters on the seven Cupola windows this morning, providing them with the first view of Earth from their new observation deck.
Other Posts:Russian, Kazakh space agencies clash over delayed W7 launchYES3 call for proposalsNASA’s Shuttle Discovery Launches to Fully Power Space StationEstimate: Global Navigation Satellite System Receiver Shipments to Increase Sevenfold by 2011Cheap Satellite TV Service Tailored to Your NeedsBall Aerospace completes CDR for Air Force STP-SIV programmeGlobecomm Rolls Out New Video ServicesSkyTerra to further increase ownership of MSV

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Boeing ships first GPS IIF satellite to Cape Canaveral

February 18th, 2010 by

Boeing shipped the first Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite from the company’s satellite manufacturing facility in El Segundo to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a Boeing-built C-17 Globemaster III airlifter.
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ATK prepares to ship ORS-1 bus

February 18th, 2010 by

Alliant Techsystems said it prepared to conduct final testing and ship the Operational Responsive Space-1 (ORS-1) satellite bus, after building it in just 16 months. The bus will be shipped to Goodrich Corporation for integration of the payload in preparation for launch later this year.
Other Posts:MSC.Software helped deploy THEMIS satellitesNSR projects US$18 billion in satellite coding, modulation equipment salesElectra chats with Mars RoverConexant’s Satellite Set-Top Decoder Sales Surpass 1 MillionEADS Astrium CEO Looks At Strong 2006Ada.Text_IO.Put_Line(”Astrium selects Ada for Sentinel 1″);Telesat’s Anik F3 launched by ProtonThe DirecTV Group, Inc. results Q3 2006

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Thailand reportedly interested in Chinese-made satellite

February 18th, 2010 by

Chinese satellite manufacturers may soon have an unlikely new customer: the Thai government.
Other Posts:Dnepr accident was caused by hydraulic failureArianespace to launch German military communications satellitesNASA To Support PlanetSpace, Transformational Space In Development Of Commercial Transport SystemsNew U.S. weather satellite successfully launchedSatellite Dish, LNB, and TV Aerial Installation and RepairGIT Satellite To Provide Iridium Communications For IditarodInnovativeness of Dish TVMotient/MSV/SkyTerra/TerreStar consolidation I

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