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2010-02-24 07:38:55

Following last week's announcement that there would be a launch delay, the space head module encasing CryoSat-2 has been removed from the launcher and returned to the integration facilities. Last Thursday afternoon, the team out in Baikonur were preparing for the launch 'dress rehearsal' when they heard that the launch would be delayed. The delay is due to the fact that some parameters relating to fuel ratio in the launcher's second stage could be optimized to improve the reliability of...

2010-01-29 14:18:35

The task of preparing a satellite for launch does not always go according to plan, as the launch campaign team in Baikonur has just experienced. Encountering a tricky problem, an ingenious solution was found by calling on the services of a local medical surgeon. Scheduled to be launched on February 25, ESA's CryoSat-2 Earth Explorer satellite is undergoing testing at the launch site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. However, during the course of the testing program the team found that there was a...

2010-01-22 10:19:06

With liftoff scheduled in just a few weeks, ESA's CryoSat-2 ground teams are in intensive training for the launch and early orbit phase - the critical first steps in the mission's life. CryoSat-2 is scheduled for liftoff on February 25 from the Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan on a Dnepr - a converted SS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile. For CryoSat-2, the ground segment - the hardware, software, telecommunications and other resources that operate the satellite and process data...

2009-11-06 09:30:00

ESA's Education Office has awarded a contract to Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd of the UK to manage the development and testing of the first European student mission to the Moon. Launch is expected in 2013-2014. Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has been selected as the prime contractor for the European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO) project. The final signature of the contract took place on 4 November 2009. The mission involves delivering a spacecraft to lunar orbit, followed by 6 months...

2009-10-19 07:30:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 19 Integral Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISYS) today reaffirms fiscal year 2009 (FY 2009) guidance and provides initial earnings guidance for fiscal year 2010 (FY 2010), which began on September 28, 2009. Management reaffirms its previous FY 2009 guidance for full-year earnings per share (EPS) of approximately $0.15 per diluted share, in line with previous guidance. Full FY 2009 earnings results will be released in early December 2009. FY 2010 results are anticipated...

2009-10-08 14:30:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Integral Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISYS) today announced that Paul G. Casner, President and Chief Executive Officer and Bill Bambarger, Chief Financial Officer, will be hosting an investor conference call on Monday, October 19 at 11 am (ET), to discuss fiscal year 2010 earnings guidance and outline Integral's prospects for the coming year. On the same day before the market opens, the company will issue a public release summarizing its fiscal...

2009-10-02 12:15:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On September 29, NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging spacecraft, more commonly referred to as "MESSENGER," flew within 142 miles of Mercury's surface. This was the spacecraft's third and final flyby of the planet. Designed, built, managed, and operated by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, MESSENGER is scheduled for a 2011 insertion into...

2009-10-02 07:33:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Integral Systems, Inc., (Nasdaq: ISYS) today announced its continued partnership with the US Air Force on the Rapid Attack, Identification, Detection and Reporting System Block-10 (RAIDRS RB-10) program. On September 25, the US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center obligated $27,740,754 to implement the restructure of the program from a 6 fixed and 3 deployable site configuration, to a 5 transportable system construct. The Air Force...

2009-09-21 07:12:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Integral Systems, Inc., (Nasdaq: ISYS) announced that an order has been filed preliminarily approving voluntary dismissal of a shareholder derivative action. The lawsuit was filed on July 14, 2009 in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. The order included a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal of Derivative Action. The shareholder filing the complaint had previously submitted a demand letter to the Company's board of...

2009-09-17 15:00:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- National science and engineering company Integral Consulting Inc. welcomes Mr. Steven Helgen, Dr. Andrew Nicholson, and Mr. Sean Kosinski to its geochemistry and hydrogeology team. With these hires, Integral further strengthens its offerings and responds to increasing demand for specialized technical expertise to support mine permitting, compliance, and closure projects. "Integral is pleased to have such excellent people join our growing team. With their...

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Gamma-Ray Astronomy -- Gamma-ray astronomy is the astronomical study of gamma rays. Long before experiments could detect gamma rays emitted by cosmic sources, scientists had known that the universe should be producing these photons. Work by Feenberg and Primakoff in 1948, Hayakawa and Hutchinson in 1952, and, especially, Morrison in 1958 had led scientists to believe that a number of different processes which were occurring in the universe would result in gamma-ray emission. These...

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