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Archive for August 26th, 2013

Epsilon 1 to fly tomorrow

August 26th, 2013 by

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) set the launch time of the first Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epsilon-1) with the Spectroscopic Planet Observatory for Recognition of Interaction of Atmosphere (SPRINT-A) onboard.

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Ex-Im Bank approves US$105.4 million loan to finance SpaceX launch

August 26th, 2013 by

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorised a US$105.4 million loan to Space Communication Ltd. of Ramat Gan, Israel, to finance the Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) launch of the Amos-6 communications satellite, the purchase of American made-solar arrays, and insurance brokered by Marsh USA (Marsh).

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SIRTF/Spitzer launched 10 years ago

August 26th, 2013 by

Ten years ago, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope – built, integrated and tested at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale – was launched into an Earth-trailing orbit around the sun.

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