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Volga-Dnepr assists Russian space programme

July 30 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has assisted the Russian Space Programme by delivering Meteor-M satellite to its launch pad in Baikonour. The satellite together with its launch equipment amounted to a total cargo weight of 50 tons.

The meticulous loading operation took place through the night in order that the Russian aircraft met its scheduled delivery to Baikonour. The hi-tech cargo was shipped onboard a 124-100 freighter from Ramenskoye Airport to Yubileiny Airport, Kazakhstan. Having been packed in a specialised container, Meteor-M was loaded through the freighter's aft cargo door. Specialists were able to monitor temperature, pressure, humidity and load throughout the journey using sensors placed inside the container.

Meteor-M is a component of the Meteor-3M space exploration project. It will comprise one of a series of advanced satellites collecting ydrometeorological and heliogeophysical data. Its launch is intended for mid-September 2009 when it is expected to orbit the earth for the next five years.

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Bravo for Pioneering Spirit

June 19 - Allseas’ installation and decommissioning vessel Pioneering Spirit has removed the 25,000-tonne Brent Bravo topsides from the North Sea.
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Brett joins port of Tyne

June 18 - Simon Brett has joined the UK’s port of Tyne as commercial director of port services.
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Apollo completes refit at DSDu

June 18 - DEME Offshore’s latest heavy lift jack-up vessel Apollo has completed a one-month conversion project at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu).
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Cargolux adds Santiago call

June 18 - B747 operator Cargolux Airlines has re-introduced Santiago de Chile as a call on its South American service.
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