Space News for April 16, 1999

Article written: 16 Apr , 1999
Updated: 27 Mar , 2012
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First Multi-Planet Star System Discovered

Astronomers have discovered a group of three Jupiter-sized planets orbiting around the star Upsilon Andromedae. This is the first ever multiple planet star system found – all previous 18 extrasolar planets have been unique to their star system.

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Landsat 7 Successfully Launches

Launched aboard a Boeing Delta 2 rocket, the Landsat 7 earth observational satellite was successfully placed into a polar orbit. The satellite will orbit the Earth every 16 days, and document environmental conditions and changes in climate.

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Swatch Abandons Plans to Launch Satellite

Under tremendous pressure from amateur ratio enthusiasts, Swatch has abandoned its plans to launch a communications satellite from Mir. The satellite would have broadcast advertisements on the specific frequency used by ham operators – sort of a radio spam. Swatch has moved its message to the Internet instead.

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More Globalstar Satellites Launched

Globalstar continues to build its satellite network with Wednesday’s launch of four more telecommunications satellites from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Globalstar plans to have a complete network of 48 satellites by the end of the year.

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