EUTELSAT 3B Mission Status Update


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During the final “dry” roll-out phase of integrated launch vehicle (ILV) processing at Home Port in support of the EUTELSAT 3B mission, a discrepancy in the nominal movement of the cable-mast and the Zenit-2S LV lateral plate occurred while installing the ILV onto the launch pad. This caused mechanical damage to the lateral plate housing located on the inter-stage truss of the LV. Resolution of this condition will result in a delay to the planned April 15, 2014 launch date.

A decision was made to de-mate the Payload Unit and Block-DM-SL onboard the Sea Launch Commander to resolve the issue, establish the root cause and perform additional checks of the interface between the launch vehicle and ground support equipment connectors.

Once the above tasks have been completed, Sea Launch will announce an updated schedule and launch day for EUTELSAT 3B.

Boeing Contribution to Japanese Community Recognized with 2014 Tomodachi Award

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] received the 2014 Tomodachi Award from the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington on Friday. Accepting the award on behalf of Boeing was George Maffeo, president of Boeing Japan (center). With him is Ben Erickson, master of ceremonies for the Tomodachi Awards celebration (left), and Karen Yoshitomi, vice president of the Japanese Cultural & Community Center Board of Directors.

SEATTLE, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] was honored Friday with the 2014 Tomodachi Award from the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington.

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Unique radar instrument for first Copernicus satellite opens new era of environmental observation

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· Airbus Defence and Space built C-Band radar to observe the environment around the clock in all weather conditions

· First Copernicus Satellite Sentinel-1A set for launch on April 3, 2014


Pre-launch preparations for the Sentinel-1A satellite, carrying an Airbus Defence and Space built radar instrument, are in full swing at Europe´s Kourou Spaceport in French Guiana. The satellite, built by Thales Alenia Space Italy as prime contractor, set to be launched on 3 April 2014 by a Soyuz launcher, will mark a new era of Earth observation.

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Ucore Comments on Unanimous Passing of SB 99 by Alaska State Senate


(TSX-V:UCU) (“Ucore” or “the Company”) is pleased to comment on the passage of Senate Bill 99 “AIDEA: Development Loans” (“SB 99” or “the Bill”) through the Alaska State Senate. SB 99 passed in a unanimous vote, with all 20 senators voting in favor of the Bill. The Bill would authorize the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (“AIDEA” or the “Authority”) to issue bonds to finance the infrastructure and construction costs of the Bokan-Dotson Ridge rare earth element project up to a principal amount of $145 million.

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