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UK Appoints asteroid Taskforce

NASA Reports Few Y2K Problems

Beal Aerospace Considers Florida-Based Rocket Factory

Military satellite Y2K Glitch Fixed

UK APPOINTS asteroid TASKFORCE

A taskforce has been appointed by the UK government to investigate

the possibility of asteroids striking the Earth, and strategies to

defend against this disaster. The three-man committee consists of a

past chairman of the European Space Agency's council, an

environmentalist, and a university professor. They're expected

to produce a report by the middle of 2000.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_590000/590668.stm

NASA REPORTS FEW Y2K PROBLEMS

NASA entered the New Year with almost no Y2K bug-related glitches.

In fact, the space agency was only able to trace a single problem

related to a piece of planning software to the bug. NASA brought

the Space Shuttle Discovery back to Earth early to avoid any

potential Y2K-related problems.

http://cnn.com/2000/TECH/space/01/03/nasa.y2k/index.html

http://www.spaceviews.com/2000/01/01a.html

BEAL AEROSPACE CONSIDERS FLORIDA-BASED ROCKET FACTORY

Although their ideal location to set up a new rocket factory was

in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Beal Aerospace is running up against

enough opposition from environmentalists and residents to consider

a proposal from Florida. The Florida government has offered Beal a

combination of tax incentives and grants to locate the factory

in the state.

http://www.bealaerospace.com/

http://cnn.com/2000/TECH/space/01/03/rocket.deal.ap/index.html

MILITARY satellite Y2K GLITCH FIXED

Like NASA, the US Air Force suffered few Y2K-related problems

with their hardware and software. One, fairly severe, but quickly

fixed problem was with the ground link that processes the

satellite's feed. The system was down for a few hours, below

capacity for the rest of the weekend, and fully operational

by Monday.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/353066.asp

http://www.spaceviews.com/2000/01/01b.html

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http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/panamsat-00a.html




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