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2009-02-12 10:25:00

Two satellites collided in orbit on Tuesday, prompting NASA to announce it to be the first collision of its kind in space.

2008-10-07 12:00:15

-- Company Signs Long-Term Lease for First Phase of Chandler Expansion Plan That Would Support a 50% Growth in Employment During the Next Decade -- -- Fast-Growing Space Technology Company Also Renewing Lease on Current Facility for Another 11 Years -- Orbital Sciences Corporation Barron Beneski, 703-406-5528 Public and Investor Relations beneski.barron@orbital.com Logo: http://www.orbital.com Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB), one of the world's leading space technology...

2008-08-18 12:00:42

Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB), the world's leading manufacturer of smaller-sized geosynchronous (GEO) communications satellites, announced today that the AMC-21 satellite, which is based on the company's STAR-2 platform, was successfully launched into orbit during a mission that took place on Thursday, August 14, 2008.

2008-07-31 03:00:36

By Lu, Feng Zhang, Xiaohu; Xu, Jianmin ABSTRACT An automatic image navigation algorithm for Feng Yun 2 (FY2) spin-stabilized geosynchronous meteorological satellites was determined at the National Satellite Meteorological Center (NSMC) of the China Meteorological Administration (CMA).

2008-07-10 12:00:09

Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2008 financial results prior to the opening of the market on Thursday, July 17, 2008.

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2006-12-04 13:50:00

NASA wants to explore the Moon's polar regions for many reasons, not the least of which is that deep polar craters may contain ice. However, the instability of polar orbits poses a real problem for exploration and communication with Earth.

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2005-04-15 17:05:00

There is a lot of junk orbiting the Earth and the problem will worsen unless there are changes in how spacecraft operators operate. But it is not all doom and gloom. The first steps toward a comprehensive solution are already well underway including a European code of conduct for space debris mitigation.


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