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21 August 2006 Military News

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  • Annan urges all parties in the DR Congo to abide by the electoral law; respect poll results UN News Centre 21 Aug 2006 -- Welcoming the weekend announcement of provisional election results from last month's landmark polls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged all Congolese parties to abide by the electoral law and to "accept and respect" the final results of the elections.
  • Former Burundi President Arrested in Connection With Alleged Coup Plot VOA 21 Aug 2006 -- Police in Burundi have arrested the country's former president, Domitien Ndayizeye, in connection with a probe into an alleged coup plot.
  • Philippine Government Appoints Commission to Investigate Political Killings VOA 21 Aug 2006 -- The Philippine President, Gloria Arroyo, has appointed an independent commission to investigate the growing number of politically linked killings.
  • Massive Lockheed Martin Solar Arrays To Be Launched To International Space Station Lockheed Martin 21 Aug 2006 -- The second of four pairs of massive solar arrays and a Solar Alpha Rotary Joint (SARJ), built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] at its Space Systems facility in Sunnyvale, will be launched aboard the space shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station (ISS) as early as August 27, 2006. Atlantis’ launch window extends through September 13, 2006. During the 11-day STS-115 mission, astronauts will connect the package of giant solar arrays and the rotary joint – incorporated into an integrated truss segment – to the Station. A second rotary joint and a third pair of solar arrays will be delivered to ISS on STS-117.
  • Orbital to Oversee Production and Operation of Rocketplane Kistler's K-1 Reusable Launch Vehicle Orbital Sciences Corp. 21 Aug 2006 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) will oversee the final development, production and launch operations activities of Rocketplane Kistler’s (RpK) K-1 reusable launch vehicle system, the company announced today. RpK’s K-1 vehicle was selected last Friday by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the space agency’s Commercial Orbital Transportation System (COTS) program to provide unmanned cargo transportation services to and from the International Space Station (ISS).



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