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(Submitted March 19, 1997)

I am presently completing a degree at Caledonia University in Glasgow and as part of a presentation I request information on the newest mission. I need information on the current project as my aim is to promote this to businessmen in order that they sponsor and advertise on the the new project. This is purely fictitious but my interest in this new project is such that I want it to be as realistic as possible.

The Answer

We are a group mainly of High Energy Astrophysicist (X-ray and gamma-ray astronomers) and so we know best about astronomical satellites. Our own lists of X-ray and gamma-ray satellites can be found at:


For NASA launches over the next year or so, the Kennedy Space Center web-site ( is a good place to check (they have Shuttle information and Expendable Launch Vehicle pages). Another good resource is the "Space Calendar" ( at JPL.

This page (with voluntary contributions) tries to maintain a complete list of upcoming launches for the next year.

Hope this helps,

Koji Mukai
for Imagine the Universe!

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