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Archive for June 1st, 2012

Intelsat 19 launched by Zenit 3SL

June 1st, 2012 by

Rocket: Zenit 3SL/Block DM-SL; Payload: Intelsat 19; Date: 1 June 2012, o523 UTC; Launch site: Odyssey Launch Platform, positioned on the equator at 154 degrees West longitude in the Pacific Ocean. Sixty minutes after lift-off, the satellite separated from the rocket’s upper stage and continued its ascent toward geosynchronous orbit.

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Boeing delivers computers for SLS to NASA

June 1st, 2012 by

NASA said that engineers working on the new Space Launch System (SLS) can now begin developing the advanced, heavy-lift launch vehicle’s flight software using newly delivered software test bed computers from Boeing.

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ATK and United Launch Alliance successfully test GEM-60 motor

June 1st, 2012 by

ATK and United Launch Alliance (ULA) conducted a successful cold-temperature ground test today of a Graphite Epoxy Motor (GEM-60) solid rocket motor used to boost ULA Delta IV launch vehicles.

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exactEarth EV1 satellite ready for launch

June 1st, 2012 by

exactEarth Ltd., a provider of satellite AIS data services, confirmed that its exactViewTM 1 (EV1) AIS microsatellite has arrived at the launch site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan and is ready for integration into the Soyuz launch vehicle.

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Ground control centre for Telkom-3 satellite completed

June 1st, 2012 by

ISS-Reshetnev specialists have finished work on the ground control centre intended for the Telkom-3 spacecraft. The satellite was built under the contract awarded by the Indonesian satellite operator PT Telekomunikasi Tbk.

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Ad Astra, NASA JSC sign VASIMR support agreement

June 1st, 2012 by

Ad Astra Rocket Company and NASA Johnson Space Center have signed a Support Agreement to collaborate on aspects of safety, reliability and mission assurance related to the development of VASIMR technology.

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