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Archive for February 9th, 2011

Globalstar announces launch schedule for new satellites

February 9th, 2011 by

Globalstar, Inc. said it expects to conduct the next launch of six new second-generation satellites in May plus two additional launches of six satellites per launch within 60-90 days following the previous launch.
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Second AJ26 engine passes acceptance hot-fire test

February 9th, 2011 by

Aerojet, along with NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital), conducted the acceptance hot-fire test of the second AJ26 flight engine that will power the first stage of Orbital’s Taurus II medium-class launch vehicle.
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NASA selects CubeSat space missions

February 9th, 2011 by

NASA has selected 20 small satellites to fly as auxiliary cargo aboard rockets planned to launch in 2011 and 2012.
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Viasat Inc. results Q3 FY 2011

February 9th, 2011 by

ViaSat Inc. announced financial results for the third fiscal quarter ending 31 December 2010.
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Stardust refines trajectory on 12th anniversary

February 9th, 2011 by

NASA’s Stardust spacecraft marked its 12th anniversary in space on 7 February with a rocket burn to further refine its path toward comet Tempel 1.
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Should You Get Cable Television or a Satellite? Weighing the Pros and Cons of Both

February 9th, 2011 by

Next to our computers, the television is a major source of entertainment for the majority of us. With the push of a button, we are instantly transported to a completely different realm, whether it’s in ESPN’s SportsCenter studios in Bristol, Connecticut or to Middle Earth during a TBS marathon of the Lord of the Rings. You may not give much thought to the devices that make it possible, but you get a monthly reminder of your TV fix when your bill arrives.
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