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Atlas V launches new U.S. military satellite into space

June 20th, 2012 by

Rocket: Atlas V; Payload: NROL-38; Date: 20 June 2012, 1228 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The classified military payload was launched for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, which operates the country’s spy satellites.
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Euclid gets the green light

June 20th, 2012 by

ESA’s Euclid mission to explore the hidden side of the Universe – dark energy and dark matter – reached an important milestone today that will see it head towards full construction.
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Mars Odyssey orbiter out of safe mode’

June 20th, 2012 by

NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter has been taken out of safe mode. Remaining steps toward resuming all normal spacecraft activities will probably be completed by next week.
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Ekspress-AT2 payload module structure shipped to France

June 20th, 2012 by

The payload module structure of the telecommunications spacecraft Ekspress-AT2, manufactured by the Reshetnev Company, has been sent to Thales Alenia Space (France).
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NRL scientists propose mitigation concept of LEO debris

June 20th, 2012 by

Physicist and Engineers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Plasma Physics Division and Naval Center for Space Technology are researching a technique to ‘sweep’ Low Earth Orbit (LEO) debris from space using an Active Debris Removal (ADR) system of deployed micron-scale dust.
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Boeing FAB-T demonstrates communications with on-orbit AEHF satellite

June 20th, 2012 by

Boeing has successfully demonstrated end-to-end communication using a terminal from the Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals (FAB-T) system and the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite.
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