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Archive for June 14th, 2010

SpaceX and Taiwan’s NSPO sign contract to launch Formosat-5

June 14th, 2010 by

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Taiwan’s National Space Organisation (NSPO) have signed a contract for the launch of NSPO’s Earth Observation Satellite, Formosat-5.

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China to launch Shijian XIII

June 14th, 2010 by

A Chang Zheng 2D rocket is to launch the Chinese Shijian XII satellite “in the near future” from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, a source with the centre was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

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All’s well that end well

June 14th, 2010 by

Can a spacecraft that suffered a major fuel leak, lost three of its four ion engines as well as two thirds of its attitude control system, return to Earth from an ambitious mission nobody has ever tried before after seven years and a travelled distance of several billion kilometers? Japan’s Hayabusa could, successfully concluding a space story that is probably only second to that of Apollo 13.

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Solar X-Ray Imager on GOES-15 seems to overcome initial problems

June 14th, 2010 by

The Solar X-ray Imager (SXI) instrument aboard the NOAA GOES-15 spacecraft has seen “first light” after initially suffering problems.

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Lockheed Martin completes several tests for first MUOS satellite

June 14th, 2010 by

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin announced that they have successfully completed a significant test milestone for the first satellite in the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) programme.

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Channel by Channel, is Satellite TV Or Cable Better?

June 14th, 2010 by

There is a lot of debate about whether satellite television or cable television provides you with better service. The best thing to do when consider what type of service to get for your home is to compare your options side by side. Often this can be difficult to do in a general way because there are so many different types of cable companies and your service can vary a lot depending on what company you choose to have service with and where you are located in the country. However, there are some general comparisons that can be made between satellite TV and cable TV.

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