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GLAST in orbit

June 11, 2008 - 1:30 p.m. EDT At 12:05 p.m. EDT, the Delta II rocket easily lifted the GLAST “Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope” spacecraft off the launch pad, out of smoke and clouds and into a beautiful Florida sky headed for space. The second firing of the second-stage engine was confirmed as was successful spacecraft separation. Applause rippled through the launch control center as separation confirmation was received. GLAST is now on its own with its solar arrays deployed and (...)

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Conference to celebrate the upcoming launch of the GLAST satellite

To celebrate the launch by NASA of the GLAST satellite on May, 16th 2008 from Cap Canaveral, Florida, a conference, jointly organized by Bordeaux 1 University and the CNRS, was held on the University campus on March 27 in the presence of Alain Boudou, president of Bordeaux University and Michel Spiro, director of the CNRS National Institute for Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3). Stavros Katsanevas, In2p3/CNRS Deputy director and Jacques Paul, (CEA) presented the state of knowledge (...)

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