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Japanese Space Station Module Named.
- High-Resolution satellite to Launch
- Mir's Staying Up, Service Module Complete
- Spaceports Looking for Construction Locations
- Japanese Space Station Module Named
HIGH-RESOLUTION satellite TO LAUNCH
The first commercial high-resolution imaging satellite it due to launch
tomorrow. Launching on a Lockheed Martin Athena II four-stage booster,
the IKONOS will be capable of resolving images down to 1 square meter.
With its polar orbit, the IKONOS will revisit the same territory
every 3 days.
MIR'S STAYING UP, SERVICE MODULE COMPLETE
Following its announcement of raising Mir's orbit, and synched up with the
completion of the International Space Station service module, Russian officials
have confirmed that the space station will stay in space. Work on the ISS has
been delayed 18 months due to Russian financial difficulties.
SPACEPORTS LOOKING FOR CONSTRUCTION LOCATIONS
Entrepreneurs are vying for a chance to build the commercial hub for
the next century - a spaceport. With over 1,700 satellites planned for
launch in the next 10 years, developers are eyeing many US sites for
JAPANESE SPACE STATION MODULE NAMED
The Japan National Space Development Agency has found a name for its
addition to the International Space Station. Previously the Japanese
Experiment Module (JEM), it has been renamed to "Kibo", the Japanese
word for "Hope".
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