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Archive for May 22nd, 2012

Falcon 9 lifts off with Dragon capsule

May 22nd, 2012 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: Dragon (COTS Demo 2/3); Date: 22 May 2012, 0744 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The vehicle’s first stage performed nominally before separating from the second stage. The second stage successfully delivered the Dragon spacecraft into its intended orbit.
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Russia likely to drop Dnepr – report

May 22nd, 2012 by

Russia is “very likely” to halt its joint Dnepr space programme with Ukraine and Kazakhstan due to commercial and environmental concerns, Roskosmos said.
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NASA’s NuSTAR gearing up for launch

May 22nd, 2012 by

Final pre-launch preparations are underway for NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR. The mission, which will use X-ray vision to hunt for hidden black holes, is scheduled to launch no earlier than 13 June from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The observatory will launch from the belly of Orbital Sciences Corporation’s L-1011 “Stargazer” aircraft aboard the company’s Pegasus rocket.
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NASA Goddard delivers magnetometers for NASA’s MAVEN

May 22nd, 2012 by

Magnetometers built by scientists and engineers at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for NASA’s Mars Atmosphere And Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission have been delivered to the University of California at Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory for integration into the Particles and Field Package.
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NOAA joins Space Data Association

May 22nd, 2012 by

The Space Data Association (SDA), established by commercial satellite operators to improve the safety and efficiency of space operations, announced that the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has signed an agreement with the SDA to use the SDA’s services.
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Cobham has more than 90% in Thrane & Thrane; extends offer period

May 22nd, 2012 by

Cobham said it has obtained acceptances for more than 90% of the issued share capital of Thrane & Thrane A/S, relating to the voluntary recommended public tender offer of 19 April 2012.
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