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  • Frits Westra
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      U N I V E R S E
      T O D A Y

      Space Exploration News From Around the Internet, Updated Every Weekday.
      November 1st, 1999 - Issue #118
      http://www.universetoday.com
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      Astronomy Deep Sky Guide makes observing easier

      The Astronomy Deep Sky Guide is created by Ron Muir and is
      a great tool for astronomers of all levels. It offers observing
      lists that are suited for backyard observing, near city and
      very dark sky sites. It is updated monthly and can be printed
      out so you have a prepared guide for your next observing session.
      This webpage is written by a active amateur astronomer and
      amateur telescope builder. The site includes a page on his
      award-winning 20" computer driven scope.

      http://www.star-telegram.com/homes/rmuir

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      -- UNIVERSE TODAY STORY SUMMARY --

      * Atlantis Damaged During Launch Preparations
      * Polar Lander Makes Successful Course Correction
      * Arianespace Signs Contract to Launch Australian Satellite
      * Upcoming Space Shuttle Launch Schedule Revised


      ATLANTIS DAMAGED DURING LAUNCH PREPARATIONS
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      While testing the space shuttle Atlantis' wing flaps, technicians
      heard a "crunch" noise. It turns out small doors hadn't been
      released before the flaps were tested, which caused damage to
      the push rods on the flaps. All the damaged parts will need to
      be replaced before launch, but NASA believes the repairs won't
      cause a delay for launch in March.

      http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9910/29/us.spaceshuttle.ap/index.html
      http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/102999/shuttle.sml
      http://www.msnbc.com/news/329240.asp
      http://www.flatoday.com/space/explore/stories/1999b/103099d.htm


      POLAR LANDER MAKES SUCCESSFUL COURSE CORRECTION
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      In preparation for its upcoming December landing, the Mars Polar
      Lander made a small, well-planned course correction. This is the
      fourth correction the spacecraft has made since launch, and it
      will make one final maneuver before landing on December 3rd
      somewhere near the planet's south pole.

      http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/9910/30mpl/index.html
      http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9910/30/mars.lander/index.html
      http://www.msnbc.com/news/304520.asp
      http://www.flatoday.com/space/explore/stories/1999b/103199a.htm
      http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/10/30a.html"


      ARIANESPACE SIGNS CONTRACT TO LAUNCH AUSTRALIAN SATELLITE
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      Officials at Arianespace announced they have signed a contract
      to launch the Australian Optus C1 multi-purpose telecommunications
      satellite. With this contract, Arianespace now has 44 launches
      in the queue.

      http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9910/29/space.ariane.australia.reut/index.html


      UPCOMING SPACE SHUTTLE LAUNCH SCHEDULE REVISED
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      For a variety of reasons, NASA has decided to reschedule
      several upcoming space shuttle launches: a mission to the
      space station, originally planned for December, has been
      pushed back to March; Discovery's upcoming launch was
      delayed at least a day to make minor repairs; and Atlantis
      will be pushed back no earlier than March 16th

      http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/10/31b.html


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