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Hubble Repair Mission Pushed Back

Nests of Galaxies Unveiled By Hubble

New Methods of Measuring Gamma Ray Bursts

Chinese Space Capsule is Almost Russian Made

Polar Lander Team Trains for Landing

Engineers Find More Problems with Discovery

Pakistan Plans New satellite Launch

India Plans to Test New Cryogenic Engine

Galileo Prepared for Io and Europa Flyby

Another Team Detects Extrasolar Planet

JPL Director Describes the Future of Space Exploration

Proton Rockets Won't Launch Before March

HUBBLE REPAIR MISSION PUSHED BACK

The launch date for the Hubble Space Telescope repair mission has

been pushed back to December 9th - three days back from the most

recently planned date. The delay is because of a new set of wiring

problems found on the Space Shuttle Discovery.

http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/9911/22shuttle/index.html

http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9911/22/shuttle.01.ap/index.html

http://www.msnbc.com/news/330873.asp

NESTS OF Galaxies UNVEILED BY HUBBLE

Before its fourth gyro failed, rendering the space telescope

inoperative, Hubble researchers were able to view detailed images

of a class of Galaxies called ultra-luminous Infrared galaxies.

Several have been found to contain giant nests of up to five galaxies.

http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/9911/22hubble/index.html

http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9911/22/hubble.galaxies/index.html

http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/11/23a.html

NEW METHODS OF MEASURING GAMMA RAY BURSTS

NASA Astronomers have discovered properties of gamma ray bursts which

allow the distance of these massive explosions to be more accurately

measured. The gamma bursts release different levels of energy: high

and low. By measuring the difference in their wavelength, the

researchers believe they can determine the luminosity and distance.

http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/9911/23grbursts/index.html

http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9911/25/gamma.rays/index.html

http://www.msnbc.com/news/329383.asp

http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/11/24c.html

CHINESE SPACE CAPSULE IS ALMOST RUSSIAN MADE

The Chinese Space Agency's historic maiden flight of its unmanned

Shenzhou space capsule was heralded as a success. But recent photographs

of the scorched return vehicle show it's basically a reverse engineered

Russian Soyuz capsule. This isn't surprising considering Russia's have

been providing the Chinese with technology and surplus equipment for

over a decade.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_534000/534960.stm

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/china-99r.html

POLAR LANDER TEAM TRAINS FOR LANDING

With the December 3rd arrival of the Mars Polar Lander close

approaching, the team of engineers have been preparing themselves

for this tense time. They spent the last week training for the

entry, descent and landing of the spacecraft. With the recent

loss of the Climate Orbiter, everyone is working to make sure

that nothing goes wrong this time.

http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/9911/24mpl/index.html

ENGINEERS FIND MORE PROBLEMS WITH DISCOVERY

Workers preparing Discovery the repair mission of the Hubble Space

Telescope learned that they need to replace a leaky quick disconnect

valve on Auxiliary Power Unit No. 3. This will take two days to

complete, which pushes the launch back to end of its launch window,

but it still could launch by the 9th.

http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/9911/24shuttle/index.html

PAKISTAN PLANS NEW satellite LAUNCH

Pakistan has big plans to get into the space race with the

construction of its second locally-built satellite: the Badr-2.

The satellite is due to launch in March 2000 on board a Russian

Zenit-2 rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome.

http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9911/24/pakistan.satellite.reut/index.html

INDIA PLANS TO TEST NEW CRYOGENIC ENGINE

An Indian-built experimental cryogenic rocket engine will be tested

later this year at the Liquid Propulsion Systems Center in

Thiruvananthapuram. Under development for seven years, its

designers claim the engine will be the most efficient in the

world when it goes into operation in 2001.

http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9911/24/india.space.ap/index.html

GALILEO PREPARED FOR Io AND Europa FLYBY

The Galileo spacecraft will make its closest approach to Jupiter's

Io today, when it passes only 300 kilometers above the moon's surface.

This will be after a close approach to one of Jupiter's other moons,

Europa, when it passes 8,642 kilometers away.

http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/9911/24shuttle/index.html

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/galileo-99o.html

ANOTHER TEAM DETECTS EXTRASOLAR PLANET

A second team of Astronomers have validated the discovery of

renowned planet hunters Geoffrey Marcy and Paul Butler who

claimed they had visual evidence of a planet orbiting a distant

star. This new team from the US and Switzerland said they to

were able to detect the dimming of the star HD 209458 as the

planet orbited around it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_534000/534855.stm

JPL DIRECTOR DESCRIBES THE FUTURE OF SPACE EXPLORATION

At a recent lecture at the American Astronautical Society's

annual meeting, Edward Stone, the director of NASA's Jet

Propulsion Lab described the future of space exploration.

He described constellations of communications satellites

and outposts that enable robotic explorers to spend much

longer exploring planets.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/112599/spaceexplore.sml

http://www.msnbc.com/news/337041.asp

PROTON ROCKETS WON'T LAUNCH BEFORE MARCH

With the loss of 2 out of 4 recent Proton launches, the Russian

Space Agency has decided to ground the fleet until it can

complete upgrades on the second stage of the booster engine.

This new delay will push the launch of the Zvezda module for

the International Space Station until after the upgrade has

been completed.

http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/11/25a.html

Space News from SpaceDaily.com for today

Marshall's New Era in Space Transportation

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/future-99j.html

NASA Brings Terra Back To Earth

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/terra-eo-99a.html

A Heart Of Cold Hard Iron

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/earth-99g.html

Shenzhou: The Fun’s just beginning

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/china-99s.html

Cutting The Clatter In Space

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/iss-99o.html

China's Spaceship Is Mainly Russian

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/china-99r.html




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