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2009-05-20 09:07:09

NASA's PharmaSat nanosatellite successfully launched at 7:55 p.m. EDT Tuesday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport located at Wallops Island, Va. PharmaSat rode to orbit aboard a four-stage Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket. Also aboard were the Air Force Research Laboratory's TacSat-3 satellite and other NASA CubeSat Technology Demonstration experiments, which include three four-inch cubed satellites developed by universities and industry. PharmaSat will...

2009-05-19 22:00:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the east coast of Virginia was the site of the successful launch at 7:55 p.m. today of an Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket carrying the Air Force Research Laboratory's TacSat-3 satellite and two secondary payloads. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The TacSat-3 launch was the third Minotaur vehicle launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's launch pad 0B on the...

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2009-05-06 12:20:11

NASA is set to launch a tiny 10-pound satellite containing yeast and anti-fungal drugs into space in an effort to gain better understanding of how bacteria reacts in orbit. The small satellite, called PharmaSat, will launch alongside a military reconnaissance satellite aboard an Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia on Thursday. Initial plans had the launch for Tuesday, but weather conditions forced project managers to reschedule. PharmaSat will orbit the Earth at 17,000...

2009-04-30 16:32:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will be the site of the launch of an Air Force Minotaur I rocket carrying the Air Force Research Laboratory's TacSat-3 satellite and two secondary payloads between 8 and 11 p.m. EDT, May 5. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The TacSat-3 launch will be the third Minotaur vehicle launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's launch pad 0B on the southern end...

2009-04-28 12:51:21

The U.S. space agency says it plans to launch a small satellite about the size of a loaf of bread to study how effectively drugs work in space. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration nanosatellite, known as PharmaSat, is a secondary payload aboard a U.S. Air Force four-stage Minotaur 1 rocket planned to be launched May 5. PharmaSat weighs approximately 10 pounds, NASA said. It contains a controlled environment micro-laboratory packed with sensors and optical systems that can detect...

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2009-04-28 14:17:26

NASA is preparing to fly a small satellite about the size of a loaf of bread that could help scientists better understand how effectively drugs work in space. The nanosatellite, known as PharmaSat, is a secondary payload aboard a U.S. Air Force four-stage Minotaur 1 rocket planned for launch the evening of May 5. PharmaSat weighs approximately 10 pounds. It contains a controlled environment micro-laboratory packed with sensors and optical systems that can detect the growth, density and health...

2009-04-28 12:12:00

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is preparing to fly a small satellite about the size of a loaf of bread that could help scientists better understand how effectively drugs work in space. The nanosatellite, known as PharmaSat, is a secondary payload aboard a U.S. Air Force four-stage Minotaur 1 rocket planned for launch the evening of May 5. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) PharmaSat weighs approximately 10 pounds. It contains a...


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