[FPSPACE] FW: Cape launch tower knocked down / Four rockets launched since Friday

LARRY KLAES ljk4 at msn.com
Mon Apr 28 16:37:04 EDT 2008




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>Subject: Cape launch tower knocked down / Four rockets launched since 
>Friday
>Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 14:09:42 -0400
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>OLD TITAN LAUNCH PAD GANTRY AT CAPE KNOCKED DOWN
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>The landscape of Cape Canaveral is changing, a fact illustrated Sunday
>when a Titan-era gantry was blasted to the ground to clear the historic
>Air Force launch pad for new commercial rockets.
>
>http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0804/27complex40/
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>VIDEO OF THE TOPPLING:
>http://www.spaceflightnowplus.com/index.php
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>COMMERCIAL LAND LAUNCH MISSION LOFTS ISRAELI SATELLITE
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>A Zenit rocket inaugurated a Sea Launch spinoff program to offer
>land-based launch services to medium-class satellite payloads Monday
>morning, successfully streaking into space through a cloudless blue sky
>above the plains of Kazakhstan.
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>http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0804/28landlaunch/
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>INDIAN PSLV BOOSTER HAULS A LOAD OF SATELLITES INTO ORBIT
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>An Indian rocket took a 14-minute trip into orbit early Monday, releasing
>nine satellites from six countries on missions to observe Earth,
>demonstrate low-cost space technologies and educate students around the
>world.
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>http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0804/28pslv/
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>TEST CRAFT FOR EUROPE'S NAVIGATION SYSTEM BLASTS OFF
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>Europe's Galileo space-based navigation system took another step toward
>fruition with the launch of a second prototype satellite Saturday night,
>less than a week after the European Parliament approved plans to finance
>the network with public funds.
>
>http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0804/26gioveb/
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>SHUTTLE MOVES TO ASSEMBLY BUILDING FOR MAY 31 LAUNCH
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>Shuttle Discovery was transferred from its hangar to the Vehicle Assembly
>Building on Saturday morning where the spacecraft will be hooked up to its
>external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters in preparation for
>rollout to the launch pad.
>
>http://spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts124/080426rollover/
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>CHINESE DATA RELAY SPACECRAFT PUT INTO ORBIT
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>China launched a data relay satellite Friday to serve as a communications
>link between ground controllers and the country's next human space mission
>later this year.
>
>http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0804/25tianlian1/
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><a href="http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0804/27complex40/">OLD TITAN 
>LAUNCH PAD GANTRY AT CAPE KNOCKED DOWN</a>
>
><a href="http://spaceflightnowplus.com/index.php">VIDEO OF THE TOPPLING</a>
>
><a href="http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0804/28landlaunch/">COMMERCIAL 
>LAND LAUNCH MISSION LOFTS ISRAELI SATELLITE</a>
>
><a href="http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0804/28pslv/">INDIAN PSLV BOOSTER 
>HAULS A LOAD OF SATELLITES INTO ORBIT</a>
>
><a href="http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0804/26gioveb/">TEST CRAFT FOR 
>EUROPE'S NAVIGATION SYSTEM BLASTS OFF</a>
>
><a href="http://spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts124/080426rollover/">SHUTTLE 
>MOVES TO ASSEMBLY BUILDING FOR MAY 31 LAUNCH</a>
>
><a href="http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0804/25tianlian1/">CHINESE DATA 
>RELAY SPACECRAFT PUT INTO ORBIT</a>
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