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$350-Million Spacecraft - Unload Carefully

(U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Chris Hennion)
by Staff Writers
Travis AFB CA (SPX) Feb 06, 2009
Aircrews from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., and Boeing employees offload a Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft from a C-5 Galaxy Jan. 21 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

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ISRO-Built Satellite Fails After Five Weeks
Bangalore, India (PTI) Feb 02, 2009
The very first communications satellite sold by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to the European operator Eutelsat has failed abruptly after five weeks in orbit, in a setback to ISRO which just celebrated the 100th day of its successful moon mission.

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