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Brazilian Astronaut Marcos Pontes Cleared To Fly To ISS
Moscow (UPI) Dec 07, 2005
Russian Space Agency medical officials say Brazil's first astronaut, Marcos Pontes, has been cleared to fly to the International Space Station.
Russian Space Agency To Hold Tender For Clipper Construction
Moscow (SPX) Dec 08, 2005
Russia's Federal Space Agency will hold a closed tender among Russian space industry companies for the construction of a new "Clipper" manned spacecraft, the head of the agency said Wednesday, reports RIA Novosti.
After 60 Days In Bed It Surely Is Time To Get Up
Noordwijk, Netherlands (SPX) Dec 08, 2005
The second round of the women 'bed rest' experiment being carried out by ESA and CNES has now been completed. The 12 volunteers are back on their feet again, after spending two whole months lying down.
Russian Astronaut Training Flap
Moscow (SPX) Dec 07, 2005
Russia's Federal Space Agency says it is not ready to assume control of the Gagarin Astronaut Training Center, the Novosti news agency reported.
Agreement Reached For Location Of Galileo Programme Facilities
Paris, France (SPX) Dec 06, 2005
The future Galileo Concessionaire has agreed the locations of the various facilities under its responsibility that are required for the successful deployment of the Galileo Programme.
Arianespace Ready To Add Soyuz To It's Launch Fleet
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Dec 08, 2005
Plans for the first launch of an evolved Soyuz from French Guiana in 2008 are moving ahead smoothly, laying a key cornerstone in Arianespace's new total launch solutions strategy to win an even greater share of the market.
Launch Date Not Yet Determined For Proton-M Carrying WorldSat-3
Moscow (SPX) Dec 08, 2005
The launch date for a Proton-M rocket carrying a U.S. AMC-23 satellite (WorldSat-3) has yet to be determined, Russia's Federal Space Agency said Wednesday, reports RIA Novosti.
Globalstar Receives US Govt Approval To Launch Spare Satellites
Milpitas CA (SPX) Dec 08, 2005
Globalstar confirmed Wednesday that it has received US State Department approval to proceed with its plans to procure launch services for up to eight spare satellites with launches scheduled to begin in early 2007.
NASA Prepares To Launch First Probe To The Kuiper Belt
Boulder CO (SPX) Dec 07, 2005
One hundred years ago today, Dutch-American astronomer Gerard P. Kuiper was born in Harenscarpel, The Netherlands. Just over one month from now, NASA plans to launch its first mission, New Horizons, to study explore the fascinating region of the solar system that Kuiper foresaw.
Chinese Lunar Land Sale A Great Idea But Illegal Says Government
Beijing (AFP) Dec 07, 2005
A Chinese company's efforts at selling plots of land on the moon was a "beautiful" idea but fraudulent and illegal, a government watchdog has ruled.
ESO Signs Contract To Supply Antennas For Ground Based ALMA Project
Garching, Germany (SPX) Dec 08, 2005
ESO, the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere, announced Wednesday that it has signed a contract with the consortium to supply 25 antennas for the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) project.
France Telecom Mobile Satcomm Launches Broadband BGAN
Paris, France (SPX) Dec 07, 2005
France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communications has developed a tailored offering for BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) covering airtime, terminals, value-added services and applications.
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