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- Iridium Files for Bankruptcy

- NASA Working on Frozen Hydrogen Fuel

- Mir Cosmonauts Watch Eclipse From Space

- China Provides News on its Manned Space Flight Agenda

- stars Often Consume planets Believe Astronomers

- Indonesian satellite Launches

- Endeavor Shuttle Mission Delayed to Search For Faulty Wiring

- Chandra telescope Opened to Space

IRIDIUM FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

Iridium announced late Friday that it was filing for bankruptcy under

Chapter 11 of the U.S. code. Suffering under an overwhelming debt-load,

and with a fraction of the subscribers they targeted, this announcement

from Iridium came as little surprise.

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/iridium-99f.html

http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/08/13b.html

NASA WORKING ON FROZEN Hydrogen FUEL

NASA researchers are working on a revolutionary new fuel which could lower

launch weight requirements by a factor of 5 - or increase payloads by a

factor of 4. The technology is based on suspending frozen Hydrogen in

liquid helium, and taking advantage of the chemical recombination of atoms

into molecules.

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

MIR COSMONAUTS WATCH ECLIPSE FROM SPACE

Cosmonauts on board Mir were the first people ever to watch the shadow of

the Moon as it passed across the Earth's surface during Wednesday's

solar eclipse. Russian NTV television broadcast video captured by the

cosmonauts of the historic event.

http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9908/12/mir.eclipse.reut/index.html

CHINA PROVIDES NEWS ON ITS MANNED SPACE FLIGHT AGENDA

Chinese officials recently released details about its space program to

the public which described its goals of placing a spacecraft in orbit later

this year, and a manned mission around 2005. China also recently test-fired

the new Dong Feng-31 long-range ballistic missile which US officials believe

was based on stolen technology - allegations denied by China.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/081399/shuttle.sml

http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/08/13a.html

STARS OFTEN CONSUME planets BELIEVE ASTRONOMERS

Based on the number of exosolar planets recently discovered, Astronomers

believe there are as many as 100 million sun-like stars in the Galaxy with

close-orbiting planets. And using the Hubble telescope, Mario Livio believes

he can spot the stars that recently consumed their planets.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_418000/418752.stm

http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9908/13/star.gluttons.reut/index.html

http://explorezone.com/archives/99_08/13_star_swallow.htm

http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/08/14a.html

INDONESIAN satellite LAUNCHES

After several delays, Indonesian satellite TELKOM 1 was successfully lifted

into orbit on board an Ariane-4 rocket, launched from the European Space Agency

facility at Kourou, French Guiana. TELKOM will provide telecommunications for

Indonesia and neighbouring countries.

http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9908/13/space.ariane.indonesia.reut/index.html

http://www.flatoday.com/space/explore/intelv/ariane/v118/index.htm

http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/08/12b.html

ENDEAVOR SHUTTLE MISSION DELAYED TO SEARCH FOR FAULTY WIRING

After the wiring accident nearly caused an emergency landing with last month's

Columbia mission, NASA engineers aren't taking any chances with the upcoming

launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Originally planned to launch Sept. 16th,

it's been delayed until early October to allow time to check for the same flaw.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/081399/shuttle.sml

http://www.flatoday.com/space/today/081399c.htm

http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/08/12a.html

CHANDRA telescope OPENED TO SPACE

After orbital adjustments, and a series of tests, the Chandra X-Ray observatory

is nearly ready to begin operations. The large door at the end of the 40-foot

telescope was opened on Friday - one of the most critical post-launch procedures.

NASA officials expect to begin observations by the end of the month.

http://www.chron.com/content/interactive/space/astronomy/news/1999/ds/990814.html



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