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January 1, 1999 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It looks like a small refrigerator that had an ugly fall from a delivery truck. Visitors to the science laboratory at the university here can barely conceal their disappointment. "A lot of the kids think it should look different and be something gigantic," engineering student Jan-Albert Koekemoer said. "Once it is in space, though, it won't matter."
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February 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
The first satellites built by South Africa and Denmark were launched into orbit Tuesday, along with a big U.S. defense research satellite. A long period without contact caused anxious hours for the builders of South Africa's Sunsat, but communication was finally established. The U.S. Argos and the Danish Orsted satellites were doing well, officials said. The satellites went up on a Delta II rocket at 2:29 a.m. after 11 delays in recent weeks.
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February 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
The first satellites built by South Africa and Denmark were launched into orbit Tuesday, along with a big U.S. defense research satellite. A long period without contact caused anxious hours for the builders of South Africa's Sunsat, but communication was finally established. The U.S. Argos and the Danish Orsted satellites were doing well, officials said. The satellites went up on a Delta II rocket at 2:29 a.m. after 11 delays in recent weeks.
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January 1, 1999 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It looks like a small refrigerator that had an ugly fall from a delivery truck. Visitors to the science laboratory at the university here can barely conceal their disappointment. "A lot of the kids think it should look different and be something gigantic," engineering student Jan-Albert Koekemoer said. "Once it is in space, though, it won't matter."
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