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China Expected To Increase ICBM Targeting
Indosat CFO Fired Over Irregularities
World's oceans Draining Away
Japan To Launch Australian Satellite
Australia Developing ScramJet Engines
- Hubble Repair Mission Next
- Russian Rocket Launches with European Satellite
- NASA Working on Personal satellite Assistant
- black holes Could Account For Half the Universe's Energy
- Chandra Views supernova Remnant
- Atlas Launch Delayed
- Mechanical Problems Delay Japanese Launch
- Mars View From Climate Orbiter
HUBBLE REPAIR MISSION NEXT
NASA has announced tentative launch dates for the next two shuttle
missions: STS-103, which will service the Hubble Space Telescope,
and STS-99 - the Space Radar Topography Mission. These launches depend
on the engineers currently inspecting the shuttles for wire damage.
RUSSIAN ROCKET LAUNCHES WITH EUROPEAN SATELLITE
Now that the disagreement has been settled between Russian space officials
and the Kazakhstan government, it's space business as usual. The Baikonur
cosmodrome launched a Russian Soyuz booster carrying a satellite equipped
with research devices from several European countries.
NASA WORKING ON PERSONAL satellite ASSISTANT
To help astronauts perform many of their more mundane tasks, NASA engineers
are developing a new, softball-sized robot. Designed to float in a weightless
environment, the robot - currently named the Personal satellite
Assistant - is being tested at NASA's Ames Research Center.
BLACK HOLES COULD ACCOUNT FOR HALF THE UNIVERSE'S ENERGY
New research on black holes by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland
indicates they expend a tremendous amount of energy, mostly obscured from
our view by dust and gas. As matter swirls into the black hole, it releases
heat - it's thought that half the energy in the universe is
produced in this manner.
CHANDRA VIEWS supernova REMNANT
Hubble has some serious competition. The Chandra X-Ray observatory's High
Resolution Camera was pointed at its first target: a point-like source of
X-Rays called LMC X-1 in the Large Magellanic Cloud. It was then pointed at
N132D: a remnant of an exploded star in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
ATLAS LAUNCH DELAYED
Oncoming Hurricane Floyd has pushed back the launch of an Atlas 2AS from
Cape Canaveral Sunday. The rocket contains an EchoStar 5 satellite, which
will join the four other satellites operated by Echostar. A new launch
date hasn't been set.
MECHANICAL PROBLEMS DELAY JAPANESE LAUNCH
The launch of a Japanese H2 rocket from the Tanegashima space center was
delayed when it was discovered that an fastener connecting its weather
satellite cargo had detached. The launch was delayed at least 48 hours, with
another launch attempt after that.
MARS VIEW FROM CLIMATE ORBITER
It's still a long way from its destination, but the Mars Climate Orbiter
snapped its first pictures of the Red Planet. The spacecraft is currently
4.5 million kilometers away from the Mars, and is due to enter orbit
around September 23rd.
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