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Archive for July 18th, 2012

NASA, JAXA to send cubesat into space from space station

July 18th, 2012 by

This October, for the first time, a small cubesat will be one of five to jettison into orbit around Earth from the International Space Station. The pioneering satellite, dubbed TechEdSat, is a collaboration among NASA’s Ames Research Center; San Jose State University; the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) via AAC Microtec, Uppsala, Sweden; and JAXA.
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Delay of the day: Nauka MLM

July 18th, 2012 by

The launch of Russia’s Nauka multi-purpose laboratory module (MLM) for the International Space Station has been delayed from the end of 2012 to the end of 2013 due to technological and organisational problems at the Khrunichev Space Center, the head of Russia’s Energia space corporation Vitaly Lopota was quoted as saying.
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LDCM instruments installed

July 18th, 2012 by

Engineers at Orbital Sciences Corporation have installed the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) instrument back onto to the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft. With both the Operational Land Imager (OLI) and TIRS instruments now on the spacecraft, LDCM is a complete observatory.
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Heat is source of ‘Pioneer Anomaly’

July 18th, 2012 by

The unexpected slowing of NASA’s Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft – the so-called “Pioneer Anomaly” – turns out to be due to the slight, but detectable effect of heat pushing back on the spacecraft, according to a recent paper. The heat emanates from electrical current flowing through instruments and the thermoelectric power supply. The results were published in the journal Physical Review Letters.
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Panasonic Avionics Corporation commits to Intelsat EpicNG platform

July 18th, 2012 by

Intelsat S.A. announced that Panasonic Avionics Corporation has contracted with Intelsat for up to 1 Gbps of capacity on the recently announced Intelsat EpicNG satellite platform, to be used in the delivery of aeronautical consumer broadband and live TV services.
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Gonets-D satellites celebrate 20th anniversary

July 18th, 2012 by

13 July 2012 marked 20 years of the first experimental launch of two Gonets-D communications satellites, built by Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems.
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