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Archive for March 25th, 2009

Penultimate GPS IIR-M satellite successfully launched

March 25th, 2009 by

Rocket: Delta II 7925-9.5; Payload: GPS IIR-20(M); Date: 24 March 2009, 0834 UTC; Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. After a 1 hour, 8 minute flight the 47th successful GPS satellite launched by a Delta II was delivered to orbit.

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Update: Proton sales month?

March 25th, 2009 by

International Launch Services (ILS) and Intelsat announced a contract for launch of the Intelsat 16 satellite on an ILS Proton later this year.

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RSCC says Ekspress-AM2 ‘unstable’ – W1 to help out

March 25th, 2009 by

The Russian State Radio Frequency Committee (SRFC) has decided to allocate frequencies for Eutelsat’s W1 satellite, which is planned to be moved to the Russian orbital position of 80 degrees East.

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Intelsat repositions satellite to serve U.S. military

March 25th, 2009 by

Intelsat General Corp. has been awarded a multi-year contract under which Intelsat repositioned one of the company’s satellites halfway around the globe to serve military units in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Nilesat, Eutelsat strengthen co-operation at 7 degrees East

March 25th, 2009 by

Nilesat and Eutelsat Communications announced the signature of a new strategic agreement to pursue the development of the 7 degrees West orbital position which is used by both companies for satellite broadcasting across the Middle East, the Gulf countries and North Africa.

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NOAA-19 completes on-orbit verification

March 25th, 2009 by

The NOAA-N Prime spacecraft, the final Polar Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) launched on 6 February 2009, has completed a comprehensive 45-day on-orbit verification period. Lockheed Martin built NOAA-N Prime at its Space Systems Company Sunnyvale facility.

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