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Archive for December 11th, 2013

Delay of the day I: Ekspress-AT1 and Ekspress-AT2

December 11th, 2013 by

The Ekspress-AT1 and Ekspress-AT2 satellites will be launched on 4 March 2014. According to RSCC plans, Ekspress-AT1 will start operations no later than March 2014. Previously, the satellites were scheduled to be launched in December 2013 (and originally at the end of 2012). Both will fly on a single Proton M rocket.

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Delay of the day II: Delta IV/GPS IIF-5 (again)

December 11th, 2013 by

The launch of the GPS IIF-5 mission on a ULA Delta IV launch vehicle, which has been postponed several times, is being further delayed.

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Astrium has finalised preparation of Gaia

December 11th, 2013 by

Astrium has finalised its preparation of Gaia in Kourou, French Guiana. Europe’s most advanced space telescope is scheduled for launch on 19 December aboard Soyuz.

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Mars Orbiter Mission trajectory correction successful

December 11th, 2013 by

The first Trajectory Correction Manoeuvre of India’s maiden mission to Mars was carried out successfully by ISRO scientists today.

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Countdown begins for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission

December 11th, 2013 by

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission began its countdown on 10 December at 0043 UTC, with 999 days remaining until the opening of the mission’s launch window in September 2016.

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Wasserstein completes acquisition of Globecomm Systems

December 11th, 2013 by

Globecomm Systems Inc. announced that an investor group led by Wasserstein & Co. has successfully completed the acquisition of Globecomm.

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