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News briefs: January 14
Posted: Tue, Jan 15, 2002, 7:59 AM ET (1259 GMT)
  • Russia plans to launch 21 rockets from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in 2002, Rosaviakosmos officials said Monday. Ten of the 21 will be commercial Proton launches, with six of the rest Soyuz rocket launches to ISS. The rest will feature three different rockets for space research programs and two Dnepr launches.
  • Astronomers have started an effort to measure the exact distance to the Moon, reported. The five-year effort will use lasers beams from the Earth, reflected off devices left by the Apollo missions, to measure the distance to within one millimeter. The primary purpose of the work is to test the general theory of relativity as well as test the feasibility of laser-ranging experiments in space.
  • Former NASA associate administrator Burt Edelson pass away earlier this month at the age of 75. Edelson served as associate administrator for space science between 1982 and 1987 and directed several key programs, such as the Hubble Space Telescope, and set the stage for future Mars exploration programs. He also served as director of Comsat Laboratories, where he led development of early communications satellites, and after his time at NASA created a space research institute at George Washington University.
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