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MAVEN successfully launched

November 18th, 2013 by

Rocket: Atlas V 401; Payload: Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN); Date: 18 November 2013, 1828 UTC, Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The NASA spacecraft separated from the rocket’s second stage 53 minutes after launch. The solar arrays deployed approximately one hour after launch and currently power the spacecraft. MAVEN now is embarking on a 10-month interplanetary cruise before arriving at Mars next September.

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Swarm on the launch pad

November 18th, 2013 by

Preparations for Friday’s launch of ESA’s magnetic explorer have reached an important milestone – the constellation is now in the Plesetsk launch tower.

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Ekspress-AM5 satellite arrives at launch site

November 18th, 2013 by

The telecommunications spacecraft Ekspress-AM5, developed and built by ISS-Reshetnev Company, has arrived safely at the Baikonur cosmodrome in preparation for launch.

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ISRO performs last MOM orbit-raising manoeuvre

November 18th, 2013 by

ISRO successfully performed the last of the five orbit-raising manoeuvre on its Mars Orbiter.

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Spectrolab sets new solar cell efficiency world record

November 18th, 2013 by

Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab recently set a new world record by producing a solar cell that converted 38.8% of solar energy into electricity, more than any other ground-based solar cell not using concentrated sunlight.

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