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Archive for August 16th, 2013

Ekspress-AM1 decommissioned

August 16th, 2013 by

On 10 August 2013, the Ekspress-AM1 satellite was decommissioned. As of 12 August, a deorbiting programme has been put in effect to transfer the decommissioned satellite to a graveyard orbit, to be followed by final operations to avoid defragmentation and unauthorised activation of onboard equipment.

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NASA exercises expendable launch vehicle vontract option

August 16th, 2013 by

NASA has exercised the first option on a contract providing integrated services for the preparation and launch of the next generation of the agency’s scientific and exploration spacecraft.

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NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX completes orbit and entry review

August 16th, 2013 by

NASA Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partner Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) recently reviewed the systems critical to sustaining crews in orbit and returning them safely to Earth aboard the company’s Dragon spacecraft.

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