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Archive for October, 2011

Soyuz-U returns to flight, launches new Progress vessel

October 31st, 2011 by

Rocket: Soyuz-U; Payload: Progress M-13M (Progress 45P); Date: 30 October 2011, 1011 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Ascent was nominal, and all spacecraft systems were without issues.
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Arianespace to launch Australian satellite Optus 10

October 31st, 2011 by

Arianespace and Optus announced that the Optus 10 satellite would be launched into geostationary transfer orbit mid-2013 by an Ariane 5 from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
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EMCORE awarded solar panel manufacturing contract for LADEE

October 31st, 2011 by

EMCORE Corporation has been awarded a contract by ASRC Research and Technology Solutions (ARTS), Greenbelt, Maryland for the design, manufacturing and delivery of solar panels for NASA Ames’ Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission.
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NRC evaluates NASA’s orbital debris programmes

October 31st, 2011 by

In order to enhance the benefits of its meteoroid and orbital debris (MMOD) programmes, NASA should re-prioritise, re-focus, and expand the programs’ efforts, according to a recent report from the U.S. National Research Council.
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NASA confirms “suspicious events”

October 31st, 2011 by

NASA has confirmed it “experienced two suspicious events with the Terra spacecraft in the summer and fall of 2008. There was no manipulation of data, no commands successfully sent to the satellite, and no data captured.”
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MBC Group picks Atlantic Bird 7 to support HDTV Roll-Out

October 31st, 2011 by

Eutelsat Communications and MBC Group announced the signature of a multiyear contract for capacity on Eutelsat’s new Atlantic Bird 7 satellite at 7 degrees West.
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