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Archive for January, 2013

TDRS-K in orbit

January 31st, 2013 by

Rocket: Atlas V; Payload: TDRS-K; Date: 31 January 2013, 0128 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The Boeing-built satellite was placed into geostationary transfer orbit. Controllers in Australia confirmed initial contact with it two hours and three minutes later.

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Update: KSLV-1 launch successful

January 31st, 2013 by

South Korea’s scientific STSAT-2C satellite has made its first contact with a ground station, Yonhap news agency said.

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NASA awards contract to Astrotech Space Operations-Florida

January 31st, 2013 by

Astrotech Corporation announced that its Astrotech Space Operations (ASO) subsidiary has been awarded a NASA Not-to-Exceed US$9.1 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for commercial payload processing services at ASO Florida.

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Northrop Grumman completes all flight optics for JWST

January 31st, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation accepted delivery of the aft-optical system (AOS) from teammate Ball Aerospace, marking the completion of all flight optics for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.

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Northrop Grumman Corporation (Aerospace Systems) results 2012

January 31st, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation reported financial results for the year 2012.

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KSLV-1 launch successful

January 30th, 2013 by

Rocket: KSLV-1 (Naro); Payload: Science and Technology Satellite 2C (STSAT 2C), Date: 30 January 2013, 0700 UTC; Launch site: Naro Space Center, South Korea. The satellite was put into designated elliptical orbit nine minutes after lift-off.

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