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  • Frits Westra
    Forwarded by: fwestra@hetnet.nl Originally from: NewsAlert Original Subject: Craft arrives to deorbit Mir / Mars probe hits
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      Forwarded by: fwestra@...
      Originally from: NewsAlert <newsalert@...>
      Original Subject: Craft arrives to deorbit Mir / Mars probe hits snag
      Original Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 01:10:39 -0500

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      NEWSALERT: Saturday, January 27, 2001 @ 0610 GMT
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      DEORBITING TUG ARRIVES AT SPACE STATION MIR
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      After a three-day chase, an unmanned cargo ship successfully reached
      Russia's space station Mir today, becoming most likely the last
      arrival from Earth to the outpost. The Progress M1-5 spacecraft,
      carrying propellant for Mir's deorbiting, docked to the station at
      0534 GMT (12:34 a.m. EST).

      http://spaceflightnow.com/mir/010127dock/


      TECHNICAL SNAG HITS NASA'S MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR
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      One of the orientation-controlling reaction wheels has failed aboard
      NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft in orbit around the Red
      Planet, the space agency says.

      http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0101/27mgswheel/


      ATLANTIS RETURNS TO PAD AFTER BOOSTER CHECKS
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      Space shuttle Atlantis is back on its seaside launch pad for the
      first human spaceflight of 2001. The shuttle was rolled out of the
      Vehicle Assembly Building on Friday after precautionary cable
      inspections on the spaceship's twin solid rocket boosters.

      http://spaceflightnow.com/station/status.html


      BOEING'S DELTA 2 ROCKET TO FLY TUESDAY
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      The first Delta rocket launch of 2001 is scheduled for early Tuesday
      from Cape Canaveral with a replacement Global Positioning System
      military navigation satellite onboard.

      http://spaceflightnow.com/delta/d283/status.html

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