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Archive for February 24th, 2011

Shuttle Discovery launches on final mission

February 24th, 2011 by

The final flight of space shuttle Discovery lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 2153 UTC on 24 February to deliver a new module and critical supplies to the International Space Station.
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Delay of the day I: Glory

February 24th, 2011 by

Preparations for the launch of NASA’s Glory mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California have been suspended temporarily. Engineers continue to troubleshoot a malfunction in ground support equipment associated with the Taurus XL rocket.
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Delay of the day II: Resourcesat-2

February 24th, 2011 by

ISRO has postponed the launch of a PSLV carrying the remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2 by nearly a month.
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Delay of the day III: GLONASS-K

February 24th, 2011 by

The launch of a Soyuz with a GLONASS-K satellite has been postponed for 24 hours.
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Europe’s ATV supply ship docks safely with Space Station

February 24th, 2011 by

Eight days after launch, ESA’s latest Automated Transfer Vehicle, Johannes Kepler, completed a flawless rendezvous and docking with the International Space Station at 1608 UTC to deliver essential supplies.
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DISH Network, EchoStar quarter and year end 2010 financial results

February 24th, 2011 by

DISH Network Corporation and EchoStar Corporation reported financial results for 2010.
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