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Archive for November 21st, 2013

Dnepr breaks record with ‘cluster launch’

November 21st, 2013 by

Rocket: Dnepr; Payload: DubaiSat 2, STSAT 3, SkySat 1, AprizeSat 7, AprizeSat 8 and several smaller satellites; Date: 21 November 2013, 0710 UTC; Launch Site: Yasny, Russia. All payloads were successfully deployed into orbit.

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Arianespace orders 10 new Vega launchers from ELV

November 21st, 2013 by

Arianespace and ELV (European Launch Vehicle) have signed an agreement for Arianespace to order 10 Vega launch vehicles from the Italian manufacturer.

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Alphasat completes in-orbit tests

November 21st, 2013 by

Alphasat has reached its operational in-orbit position and has successfully completed all in-orbit tests.

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LADEE enters planned orbit around the moon

November 21st, 2013 by

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is ready to begin collecting science data about the moon.

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MDA to continue work for DARPA’s Phoenix

November 21st, 2013 by

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. has been authorised to proceed with development of a Payload Orbital Delivery system (POD) for the DARPA Phoenix mission. The expected contract value for full development of the flight system is US$6 million.

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Mars rover may have ‘soft short’

November 21st, 2013 by

Science observations by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity have been suspended for a few days while engineers run tests to check possible causes of a voltage change detected on 17 November.

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