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2008-08-29 21:00:23

MOSCOW. Aug 29 (Interfax-AVN) - Five German RapidEye land remote sensing satellites taken to space with the Dnepr launch vehicle converted from the RS-20 ICBM (SS-18 Satan) have been placed under the customer's control. "The German RapidEye AG has assumed control over the satellites," Interfax-AVN was told at the Ukrainian-Russian-Kazakh Kosmotras consortium that made the launch from Baikonur on Friday in line with a contract with Britain's Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. to replenish the...

2008-08-29 21:00:23

MOSCOW. Aug 29 (Interfax-AVN) - Five German RapidEye satellites have separated from the Dnepr (intercontinental ballistic missile RS- 20) launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday. "The satellites have been put into orbit. They will be transferred into the client company's management in the nearest future," the international consortium Kosmotrans told Interfax. The launch occurred at 11:15 a.m. Moscow time. The missile was launched by the Ukrainian-Russian-Kazakh...

2008-08-29 12:15:00

Russia has launched a cluster of Earth-sensing satellites as a commercial venture to provide companies with up-to-date information on the planet's surface. Russia's federal space agency said a converted Dnepr rocket carried the small satellites during the launch at the Russian space center in Kazakistan, RIA Novosti reported. The satellites were launched by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. of Britain and will be operated under contract by RapidEye AG, a German company. The satellites...

2008-08-27 00:00:35

MOSCOW. Aug 26 (Interfax-AVN) - The conversion launch vehicle Dnepr with five RapidEye earth probing satellites is to take off from the Baikonur launch pad, Kazakhstan, on Friday. "The launch has been set for 11:15 a.m., Moscow time," Kosmotras International Consortium told Interfax-AVN on Tuesday. The satellites will be launched under a contract with Britain's Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) to increase a commercial earth observation satellite constellation, to be operated by...

2008-08-19 15:01:04

By Roger Fillion A British company that builds small satellites has opened U.S. operations in Douglas County and plans to employ up to 250 people over the next few years. About three-quarters of those employees would work for Surrey Satellite Technology US in the Denver area, doing engineering and satellite manufacturing work. The company has opened a small office in Douglas County and currently employs four. It plans to build small communications and earth-observation satellites for...

2008-07-10 21:00:07

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan. July 10 (Interfax-AVN) - An intercontinental ballistic missile was shipped from a Russian Strategic Missile Forces arsenal to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early on Thursday in order to be converted into a rocket that will launch satellites for Germany, a cosmodrome source said. The space launch vehicle of the Dnepr class into which the RS-20 missile will be converted will put in orbit five remote sensing satellites for Germany's RapidEye space mission during a...

2008-07-10 15:00:44

Interfax-AVN news agency reported on 10 July that a RS-20 (Satan) intercontinental ballistic missile was, on the night of 9 July, dispatched from "one of Russia's Strategic Missile Troops arsenals" to Baykonur cosmodrome (Kazakhstan). Citing a source at Baykonur, the agency said that the missile would be converted into a Dnepr launch vehicle for the launch of five German RapidEye spacecraft, which is expected to take place on 13 August. In another report on 10 July Interfax-AVN, again...

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