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Shenzhou 9 launch to occur mid-June

June 11th, 2012 by

China will launch its Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft sometime in mid-June to perform the country’s first manned space docking mission with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space lab module, state media reported.
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Sea Launch says Intelsat 19 launch was nominal

June 11th, 2012 by

Sea Launch announced that it has released preliminary “Quick Look” payload unit (PLU) telemetry information to Intelsat S.A. and Space Systems/Loral on 8 June 2012. The launch provider said that while all systems aboard the Zenit 3SL rocket performed nominally, there was indeed an “unexpected event” 72 seconds after lift-off.
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Mars Odyssey in safe mode after reaction wheel problem

June 11th, 2012 by

NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter put itself into safe mode early Friday, 8 June UTC, when the spacecraft detected unexpected characteristics in movement of one of its reaction wheels. The spacecraft uses three of these wheels as the primary method for adjusting and maintaining its orientation. It carries a spare reaction wheel.
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Category: SATELLITES | No Comments »

Trek voltmeter to check device to mitigate electrostatic discharge

June 11th, 2012 by

Trek, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of high-voltage amplifiers and electrostatic voltmeters, has one of its products onboard a satellite recently launched in Japan.
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Globalstar defaults on arbitration award payment

June 11th, 2012 by

Globalstar, Inc. announced that it did not pay Thales Alenia Space France EUR53 million termination charges by 9 June as required by an arbitration panel ruling. Under certain circumstances, this could affect the planned launch of six Globalstar satellites scheduled for later this year.
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DISH invests in broadband satellite chipset for mobile devices

June 11th, 2012 by

DISH Network announced a collaboration with Qualcomm to enable support of satellite-based communications in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 platform, the world’s first dual-core solution with an integrated multi-mode 3G/LTE modem, for use in future DISH wireless devices.
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