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2008-09-02 09:00:31

Russian rocket sends five German satellites into orbit MOSCOW, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Russia on Friday launched a Dnepr rocket to put five German satellites into orbit, news agencies reported. The carrier was launched at 11:15 Moscow time (0715 GMT) from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, said Alexander Vovk, head of the press service of the Russian Strategic Missile Troops. The launch vehicle Dnepr, based on the world's most powerful intercontinental ballistic rocket RS-20, is...

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 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...

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2006-10-03 17:35:00

Fourteen laser ranging stations participated in a campaign to track ESA's GIOVE-A satellite during the spring and summer of 2006, providing invaluable data for the characterisation of the satellite's on-board clock. The campaign was coordinated by the International Laser Ranging Service (ILRS) and the GIOVE Processing Centre at ESA-ESTEC. GIOVE-A, developed by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (UK), was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 28 December 2005 and placed into a medium Earth...

2006-04-07 06:49:19

Small satellites are now ready to open up new avenues in astronomy, according to a presentation on Friday 7th April at the Royal Astronomical Society's National Astronomy Meeting in Leicester. Rapid advances in the capabilities of satellites smaller than a domestic washing-machine mean that they now have the pointing stability and accurate positioning needed to carry astronomical instruments, such as ultraviolet telescopes. Stuart Eves of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) said, "We see...

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2006-01-13 05:53:19

ESA -- The GIOVE-A satellite is in good health and started transmitting the first Galileo signals from medium Earth orbit on January 12. GIOVE-A was placed in orbit (altitude 23,260 km) by a Soyuz-Fregat rocket operated by Starsem on 28 December last from the Baikonur cosmodrome. The prime contractor, Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, then successfully deployed the 7-metre solar array panels, commissioned the satellite platform and prepared the payload for tests from its Mission Control...


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