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Jiuquan, China (XNA) Aug 01, 2011
China launched an experimental orbiter into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province on Friday.
The SJ-11-02 orbiter was sent into space at 3:42 p.m. by a Long March II-C carrier rocket, according to the launch center. The orbiter belongs to the country's Shijian satellite family.
The orbiter, developed by China Space Co., Ltd. under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, will be used to conduct scientific experiments in space, the company said.
The launch marked the 142nd flight for the Long March rocket family.
Source: Source: Xinhua
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USAF Approves Production of NGC Deployable Digital Wireless System for Remote Warfighters
Orlando FL (SPX) Jul 26, 2011
The U.S. Air Force has approved Northrop Grumman's Theater Deployable Communications (TDC) Wireless Distribution Module (WDM) for production. TDC WDM provides a line-of-sight extension of a local area network and a radio-frequency link extension of local Internet Protocol-based traffic to rapidly distribute network capability to tactical warfighters in remote areas. A total of 140 WD ... read more
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