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Archive for August 29th, 2011

Gas generator blamed for Soyuz-U failure; crewed launches delayed

August 29th, 2011 by

The Progress M-12M transport ship accident on August 24 was caused by a malfunction in the gas generator in the Soyuz carrier rocket’s third stage engine, Roskosmos spokesman Alexei Kuznetsov was quoted as saying.
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Delay of the day: H-2A/IGS Optical 4

August 29th, 2011 by

JAXA has postponed the launch of an optical information gathering satellite aboard an H-2A because of a problem with the rocket.
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Ukraine’s Sich-2 Earth observation satellite sends first images

August 29th, 2011 by

The Ukrainian Sich-2 Earth observation satellite, which was launched aboard a Dnepr rocket on 17 August from Yasny, has successfully conducted its first scheduled survey of the Earth’s surface.
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Globalstar completes French authorisation of new satellite constellation

August 29th, 2011 by

Globalstar, Inc. announced that the French Minister in charge of Space Operations has issued to Globalstar its final authorisation to operate its second generation constellation of satellites.
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NewSat sells more Jabiru-1 capacity

August 29th, 2011 by

Satellite communications provider NewSat has signed a 10-year US$134 million contract to provide capacity to Pakistani telco 3A Technology.
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50 percent more satellites to be launched in the decade ahead

August 29th, 2011 by

Euroconsult forecast today that an estimated 1,145 satellites will be built for launch during the next ten years (2011-2020), 51 percent more satellites than the previous decade, during which 756 satellites were launched. These projections come from Euroconsult’s just-released “Satellites to be Built & Launched by 2020, World Market Survey.”
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