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Archive for June 15th, 2010

Swedish, French satellites lofted by Dnepr rocket

June 15th, 2010 by

Rocket: Dnepr; Payload: Prisma “Mango,” Prisma “Tango,” Picard; Date: 15 June, 1442 UTC; Launch Site: Yasny, Russia. Separation of the satellites from the Dnepr upper stage was recorded by a mobile telemetry post in the Sultanate of Oman pursuant to the mission injection profile, launch service provider Kosmotras said.
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China launches another Shijian satellite

June 15th, 2010 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 2D; Payload: Shijian 12 (Shijian XII); Date: 15 June 2010, 0139 UTC; Site: Jiuquan satellite launch centre. The spacecraft was deployed into a 571 km x 594 km x 97.7 degrees orbit.
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Arianespace to launch Vinasat-2

June 15th, 2010 by

Arianespace has contracted with Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems (LMCSS) to launch the Vinasat-2 satellite for Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) in the second quarter of 2012. Vinasat-2 will be built by LMCSS.
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Mobile gantry for Soyuz launch site in French Guiana nears completion

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Construction of the mobile gantry at Soyuz’ new launch site in French Guiana is moving into its final phase as this structure’s framework is now complete, and the metallic siding is being installed.
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Spirale mission extended

June 15th, 2010 by

Astrium said it recently completed its first full year of operations with the Spirale system, following its acceptance in April 2009 by the DGA (French armament procurement agency).
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GSM backhaul on NSS-12

June 15th, 2010 by

SES World Skies said it has signed an agreement with Supernet Limited, a Pakistani satellite service provider, for 52 MHz of C-band transponder capacity on the NSS-12 satellite at the orbital location of 57 degrees East.
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