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UASO Constellation-1 Mission a Success

Cape Canaveral, FL- On Wednesday January 20th, 2010 at 6:04 pm EST, the UASO successfully kicked off its Constellation program with the successful launch of a Titan-34D launch vehicle carrying a Boing BSS 702 satellite.

The launch was streamed live via the UASO website and ustream tv.  The launch went smoothly and flawlessly and resulted in the Centaur-D/C-01 satellite stack being placed into a 152.1 x 220.8 km low earth orbit (LEO) at an altitude of 152 km.

The Guidance Systems Officer reports satellite solar panel deployment occured on Saturday January 23, 2010 at 2:23 am EST. Continue reading

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UASO Constellation-1 Launch Date Under Review

Norfolk, Virginia- A redeterminination of the Constellation-1 launch date is currently under review by the Spaceflight Operations Director and Mission Control Operations Director. The redetermination comes after staffing issues were identified. Currently the Titan-34D launch vehicle carrying the Boeing BSS 702 satellite sits atop Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) and is slated to launch on Wednesday January 20, 2010 at 6pm EST / 11 pm GMT. A decision will be made by the Mission Control Operations Director Brian Davis on Friday and released to the public.  More information to come on Friday.

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