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Ground Stations upgraded by NASA

Ground stations used in the backup systems for the communications with the ISS (International Space Station) is now upgraded and improved by NASA. NASA maintains a ground station system that helps to transmit and receive VHF (Very High-Frequency Radio Waves). VHF1 and VHF2 are the two frequencies used by the system. NASA’s space network is…
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Shijian-13 delivered to orbit from Xichang Satellite Launch Center

Today China launched their experimental communications satellite and started program of tests of their electric ion thruster which could be adopted in future to satellite platforms manufactured and offered on commercial market by Chinese space industry. Long March 3B was launched today (12 April) from Xichang Satellite Launch Center; at 11:04 UTC rocket started from…
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