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Archive for June 29th, 2012

Upgraded Delta IV Heavy launches NRO payload

June 29th, 2012 by

Rocket: Delta IV Heavy; Payload: NROL-15; Date: 29 June 2012, 1315 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The classified payload, carried for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, was successfully placed into its target orbit. To independent observers, this was a relatively mysterious mission as it appears to have required a specially designed modification of the rocket’s first-stage engines.

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Shenzhou-9 safely landed after 13-day mission

June 29th, 2012 by

The Shenzhou-9 spacecraft has landed safely at the main landing area in northern China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region and all three astronauts aboard are in good physical condition, said hang Wanquan, chief commander of China’s manned space programme.

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SPG successfully demonstrates hybrid rocket motor technology

June 29th, 2012 by

Space Propulsion Group, Inc. (SPG) successfully completed a major technology development test of its 56-cm-diameter, Liquid Oxygen/paraffin-based advanced hybrid rocket motor. This hybrid propulsion technology has practical applications for numerous space-related industries, including transportation, defence, suborbital research and tourism, the company said.

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Tips for Do It Yourself Digital TV Antenna Installation

June 29th, 2012 by

The advent of the modern technology has raised the demand and requirement for getting the correct type of antenna installed for your television set. If you want to enjoy an uninterrupted and superior television viewing experience then you need to seek out the help of an expert TV antenna installation company.

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Ariane 5 fairing undergoes testing for shockless separation

June 29th, 2012 by

An Ariane 5 fairing underwent separation tests last week to help improve the ride to orbit provided by Europe’s heavy launcher for its passengers.

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ICO Global withdraws petition for review in Boeing litigation

June 29th, 2012 by

ICO Global Communications (Operations) Ltd., a subsidiary of Pendrell Corporation, announced that it has withdrawn its petition for review to the California Supreme Court in connection with its litigation against The Boeing Company and certain of its subsidiaries.

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