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Military Satellite in Incorrect Orbit.
- Military satellite in Incorrect Orbit
- NASA Considers All-Female Crews
- Mir Space Walk to Patch Holes
- Russia Working on Service Module for Space Station
Military satellite in Incorrect Orbit
Military officials have confirmed that the Defense Support
Program satellite entered an incorrect orbit after its launch
on a Titan IV on Friday. This foul-up follows the previous
ill-fated Titan IV launch that exploded in August. Engineers
are attempting to reposition the satellite.
NASA Considers All-Female Crews
While only 25% of NASA's current astronauts are women, the space
agency is considering the benefits of an all-female crew - including
research into bone loss and radiation. Others see it just as a media ploy.
Mir Space Walk to Patch Holes
Still damaged from a collision with a cargo ship in 1997, Mir crewmembers
are planning a spacewalk to repair several holes in the Spektr module
with a "space patch kit". The spacewalkers will also deploy and retrieve
other experiments attached to the outside of the space station.
Russia Working on Service Module for Space Station
Construction of the International Space Station will move into its third
phase when the Russian Service Module is transferred to the Baikonur
cosmodrome next month. Engineers will then require eight months at the
site to prepare the station module for launch.
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