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Archive for November 3rd, 2011

Delay of the day: Proton/GLONASS

November 3rd, 2011 by

Russia postponed the launch of a Proton-M rocket carrying three GLONASS-M communication satellites Thursday due to technical reasons, Roskosmos said.
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ViaSat-1 satellite reaches geosynchronous orbit

November 3rd, 2011 by

ViaSat Inc. has announced that ViaSat-1, the highest capacity satellite in the world, is now positioned in geosynchronous orbit where it will begin in-orbit testing. Since launching on 19 October, ViaSat-1 has successfully completed all scheduled manoeuvres:
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USAF infrared payload completes initial on-orbit testing

November 3rd, 2011 by

The U.S. Air Force said it has successfully completed initial on-orbit testing for the Commercially Hosted Infrared Payload.
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GMV awarded contract for Paz satellite control center

November 3rd, 2011 by

GMV has been awarded a EUR3 million contract to provide the control centre of the new Spanish satellite Paz, due for launch at the end of next year.
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Orbital teamed with three NASA Explorer Mission finalists

November 3rd, 2011 by

Orbital Sciences Corporation said it was the industrial partner to three of five finalists for the next round of NASA’s small space science missions.
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Iran to launch imaging satellite in 2012

November 3rd, 2011 by

The Deputy Head of the Industry and Research Institute of the Iranian Defense Ministry, Mohammad Eslami, said Iran would launch the Toloo (“Dawn”; sometimes also transcribed Tolou) imaging satellite into space next year.
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