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December 06, 2008

NASA, ATK Conduct Successful Shuttle Motor Firing

Test Of 7+ Year-Old SRB Engine Also Helps Ares Program

NASA's Space Shuttle Program on Thursday successfully conducted a test firing of a space shuttle reusable solid rocket motor in Utah. The flight support motor, or FSM-15, burned for approximately 123 seconds, the same time each reusable solid rocket motor burns during an actual space shuttle launch.

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Arianespace To Launch California-Built ViaSat-1

Ka-band Satellite To Fly Onboard Ariane 5 In 2011

This week, Arianespace CEO Jean-Yves Le Gall and Mark Dankberg, Chairman and CEO of ViaSat Inc., announced they have signed the launch Service & Solutions contract for the ViaSat-1 broadband communications satellite.

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