archive: SETI Universe Today, May 4th, 1999

SETI Universe Today, May 4th, 1999

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Tue, 04 May 1999 08:59:44 -0400

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>May 4th, 1999 - Issue #31
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>-- Story Summary --
>* Insurance too Expensive for Russian Module
>* Mexican Satellite Failure
>* Getting to Mars on Anti-Matter
>* Moonbase Sites Considered
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>INSURANCE TOO EXPENSIVE FOR RUSSIAN MODULE
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>Although it's completed the newest component of the International
>Space Station, Russia can afford the $125,000 it will cost to insure
>it, and plans to launch without insurance. Perhaps not so wise
>considering the recent rash of mislaunches.
>
>http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9905/03/iss.insurance.ap/index.html
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>MEXICAN SATELLITE FAILURE
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>Mexican satellite Solidaridad I developed a problem stopping pager
>service for clients of the telecommunications company. Pager traffic
>has been transferred to other satellites while engineers fix the problem.
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>http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9905/01/BC-MEXICO-SATELLITE.reut/index.html
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>GETTING TO MARS ON ANTI-MATTER
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>NASA scientists are considering this Star Trek fuel for the first manned
>mission to Mars. Although such a journey is many years away, the
>scientists believe they'll have a working system within 2 years. With
>anti-matter, a single gram of fuel would provide the same boost as 23
>Space Shuttle tanks.
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>http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/050399/antimatter.sml
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>MOONBASE SITES CONSIDERED
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>Searching for the best spot for a future moon base, ESA researchers
>believe that a spot near the moon's south pole is ripe for colonization.
>Potentially located near patches of comet ice, and under near continual
>sunlight, the spot is a relative oasis.
>
>http://www.msnbc.com/news/265256.asp
>http://www.chron.com/cgi-bin/auth/story.mpl/content/interactive/space/news/9
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