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Alphasat Launches Successfully
2013-07-26 08:23:34

Working together with British telecomm company Inmarsat, the ESA's largest and most advanced satellite Alphasat was successfully launched into orbit yesterday.

Africa Using Satellites For Banking
2013-06-20 12:14:14

Satellites are making it possible to transfer money between remote locations in sub-Saharan African countries that are otherwise unconnected to the outside world.


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sts-51a
2012-03-10 08:40:54

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 8, 1984 at 7:15 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on November 16 at 6:59 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 127 times at an altitude of 185 nautical miles at an angle of 28.5 degrees and travelled 3.3 million miles. The mission lasted 7 days, 23 hours, 44 minutes, and 56 seconds. The Canadian communications satellite TELESAT-H (ANIK), attached to Payload Assist Module-D (PAM-D) was deployed into geosynchronous orbit on flight day two. On the...

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