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India launches first navigation satellite

July 1st, 2013 by

Rocket: PSLV-C22; Payload: IRNSS-1A; Date: 1 July 2013, 1811 UTC; Launch site: Shriharikota, India. The first of the seven satellites planned under the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) was successfully deployed into geosynchronous transfer orbit.

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SSTL signs contract for collaborative mission with Kazakhstan

July 1st, 2013 by

A contract was signed today between Sir Martin Sweeting, Executive Chairman of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) and Mr. Amanzhol Jaimurzin, General Director of JV Ghalam LLP, for the collaborative design and development of the Kazakh Science and Technology satellite system. Ghalam LLP is a joint venture between JSC “National company Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary” (KGS) and EADS Astrium.

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NASA decommissions GALEX

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NASA has turned off its Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) after a decade of operations in which the venerable space telescope used its ultraviolet vision to study hundreds of millions of galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic time.

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Ad Astra Rocket Company completes VF-200 design review

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After more than a year of planning and preparation, a team of Ad Astra engineers and physicists, along with NASA engineers participating as part of a technical interchange, completed the company’s first formal preliminary design review (PDR) of the VF-200 engine. The 200 kW “proto-flight” is the company’s first engine planned to be tested in space. The review was conducted on 26 June 2013 at Ad Astra’s research facility near Houston, Texas.

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