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Medvedev Orders Russian Space Agency Shakeup
2012-08-15 09:22:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered the government to work out a plan to improve Russia's space industry organizations.  Meeting with both cabinet and space industry officials, Medvedev gave them one month to present proposals for practical steps to tighten controls on spacecraft production and reorganize the federal space agency, Roscosmos. This demand comes in response to a string of failed launches that have tarnished...

China Successfully Launches Two Navigation Satellites
2012-04-30 13:30:59

Xinhua reported on Monday that China has successfully launched two satellites into space for its Beidou global navigation and positioning network. The news agency said that the Bediou-2 satellites launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan early Monday morning. The rockets were taken into space aboard a Long March-3B carrier rocket, and have since entered their anticipated orbit. This is the first time China has launched two navigation...

Galileo To Spearhead Extension Of Worldwide Search And Rescue Service
2012-03-07 04:34:18

The global reach of Europe´s Galileo navigation system is being harnessed to pinpoint distress calls for rapid search and rescue. A major expansion of the humanitarian system will be tested over the next two years to make it even more effective. After rowing the Atlantic for 27 days, the six-man Atlantic Odyssey Sara G team suddenly capsized. The morning of 30 January saw them 800 km from land, clinging to their lifeboat in rough seas — but their distress call was detected from...

First Galileo Satellite GIOVE-A Reaches Sixth Anniversary
2012-01-13 04:46:22

British satellite manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) on Thursday celebrated the sixth year of transmission of signals from its GIOVE-A satellite, which signaled the start of Europe´s ambitious Galileo satellite navigation program when it secured vital frequency filings on the 12th January 2006. The 660kg GIOVE-A satellite was designed, built and tested in only 30 months for just 28 million Euro — demonstrating that innovative low cost small satellites could...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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