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Fobos-Grunt on its way to Mars

November 8th, 2011 by

Rocket: Zenit-2SB; Payload: Fobos-Grunt [Phobos-Grunt]; Date: 8 November 2011, 2016 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Russia’s Federal Space Agency said the craft separated successfully from the booster about 11 minutes later.
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French Guiana: parallel processing of three launchers and 18 payloads

November 8th, 2011 by

On 7 November, for the first time in the history of Arianespace, the company’s operating teams were all deployed concurrently on the Ariane, Soyuz and Vega launch pads at the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana, near the Equator, for three launch preparation campaigns.
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U.S. Air Force opens door to rocket launch competition

November 8th, 2011 by

The Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base announced the publication of a guide that will allow commercial launch providers to compete for future launch service opportunities.
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NASA proposes Orion spacecraft test flight in 2014

November 8th, 2011 by

NASA plans to add an unmanned flight test of the Orion spacecraft in early 2014 to its contract with Lockheed Martin Space Systems for the multi-purpose crew vehicle’s design, development, test and evaluation.
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PakSat-1R operational

November 8th, 2011 by

Pakistan’s Paksat-1R communication satellite, which was launched by China, is functioning fine, said Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.
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Intelsat S.A. results Q3 2011

November 8th, 2011 by

Intelsat S.A. reported results for the three months ending 30 September 2011. In related news, the anomaly on the company’s New Dawn satellite has not been remedied, and the Horizons-2 satellite will be moved from North America to Russia.
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