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Archive for August 11th, 2010

First Advanced EHF satellite encapsulated; launch date set

August 11th, 2010 by

The first Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite was encapsulated into the fairing in preparation for a lift-off on 14 August aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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U.S. Air Force announces arrival of first GPS IIF satellite on station

August 11th, 2010 by

Officials from the Air Space command’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s Global Positioning Systems Wing announced the first GPS IIF satellite (SVN-62) arrived on-station on 1 August.

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Indian-French satellite to be launched next year

August 11th, 2010 by

India plans to launch the SARAL satellite,developed in co-operation with France, to monitor the sea water level by 2011.

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WISE spacecraft warming up

August 11th, 2010 by

NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, is warming up. The spacecraft is running out of the frozen coolant needed to keep its heat-sensitive instrument chilled.

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SEAKR to provide Iridium NEXT communication processor

August 11th, 2010 by

SEAKR Engineering, Inc., a privately held company, announced that Thales Alenia Space (TAS), the Iridium NEXT prime contractor, has awarded the communication processor for the Iridium NEXT constellation to SEAKR Engineering.

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COSGC, Lockheed Martin to develop CubeSat

August 11th, 2010 by

Students from the Colorado Space Grant Consortium (COSGC) have teamed with Lockheed Martin to develop a miniature satellite, known as ALL-STAR, which stands for Agile Low-cost Laboratory for Space Technology Acceleration and Research.

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