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News briefs: September 20
Posted: Fri, Sep 21, 2001, 9:42 AM ET (1342 GMT)
The European Space Agency has started vibration testing of its Integral gamma-ray observatory, the agency announced this week. The tests are expected to be completed next month, and the spacecraft is on track for a launch in October 2002 on a Russian Proton booster... EMS Technologies announced Thursday that it was acquiring NetSat28, a company planning a satellite-based broadband data network. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. NetSat28's future was in doubt last year after the Federal Communications Commission revoked its license because it had not met satellite construction milestones, but the company appealed and had its license restored earlier this year... Warner Brothers plans to re-release a remastered version of the classic film "2001: A Space Odyssey" next month, the company announced Thursday. This version, with digitally-enhanced sound, will only be shown in select theaters in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC.
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