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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.
February 3rd, 2000 - Issue #168
An HTML version of this Newsletter is available at:
Just a quick note. People were concerned that the directory of
space-related links was too long to fit on one page. Well, I've
broken it up into about 70 different categories, and even added a
few hundred links.
Check it out:
Here are some recent additions to the directory:
IMPERIAL EARTH - A GALAXY OF SPACE ART
The Art of Air & Space Artist B.E.Johnson. Images and writing
related to space exploration; science and science fiction; wildlife
and nature photography, and their importance to humankind.
Observation planning software.
ASTRONOMY WORLD UK
Suppliers of quality telescopes-binoculars and
-- UNIVERSE TODAY STORY SUMMARY --
* Soyuz Docks with Mir
* Endeavour Mission Officially Set for Feb. 11th
* Russians Loft Military Satellite
SOYUZ DOCKS WITH MIR
An unmanned Soyuz supply ship automatically docked with Mir today,
successfully paving the way for a manned flight in March. The
docking was controlled by computer - a process that has failed
many times in the past, often requiring the cosmonaut crew on Mir
to assist with the transfer. If the procedure had failed, a crew
would have been sent early to guide the cargo ship in.
ENDEAVOUR MISSION OFFICIALLY SET FOR FEB. 11TH
After negotiating scheduling conflicts with other launches, NASA
has secured February 11th as the next official window for the
launch of the space shuttle Endeavour on its 11-day radar mapping
mission. The shuttle missed its original Jan. 31 launch because
of weather and computer glitches.
Universe Today STS-99 Reference Guide
RUSSIANS LOFT MILITARY SATELLITE
Although Russian officials confirmed the launch of a Zenit-2 rocket
carrying a Kosmos-2369 military satellite, they wouldn't disclose
its purpose, or provide any other details. After the collapse of
the Soviet Union and a lack of funding, the military's satellite
network has seriously degraded. More launches like this have been
planned this year to restore the network.
News from SpaceDaily.com for Today
China-Brazil EO Bird Alive and Well In Orbit
Inflatable Re-entry Shield Ready For Space Test
US, South Korea To Hold Missile Talks
Scientists Keep Searching For Missing Martian
Hydrometeors Turn To Vapour
RapidEye Utilizes Surrey MicroSat Design
Mir's Orbit To Be Boosted
NEAR Burn Delayed
GSA Buys Hughes Satellite Services In Bulk
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