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Archive for May 16th, 2011

Endeavour lifts off for last trip to space

May 16th, 2011 by

Space shuttle Commander Mark Kelly and his five crewmates are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 1256 UTC. The STS-134 mission is the penultimate orbiter flight and the final one for shuttle Endeavour.

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Delay of the day: GSAT-8, ST-2

May 16th, 2011 by

The launch of GSAT-8 and ST-2 aboard an Ariane 5 from Kourou in French Guyana was postponed by a day.

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No delay for Spektr-R

May 16th, 2011 by

The launch of Russia’s Spektr-R astrophysical observatory (RadioAstron) into orbit, set for July, will not be postponed, a Russian official was quoted as saying.

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Eutelsat leases Chinese satellite as gapfiller

May 16th, 2011 by

Eutelsat confirmed it has leased a Chinese satellite, apparently in order to save the reservation for an orbital slot that would otherwise have expired next month.

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SIA applauds interim assessment of satellite export control policy

May 16th, 2011 by

The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) applauded the release by the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Commerce of an interim report that assesses the national security impact of reforming United States export control policy for satellites. Congress requested the Report in Section 1248 of the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act.

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Joseph P. Clayton named President and CEO of DISH Network

May 16th, 2011 by

DISH Network Corporation announced that Joseph P. Clayton has been named the company’s president and chief executive officer and has been appointed to the DISH Network board of directors, effective 20 June 2011.

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