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Archive for March 31st, 2009

Space shuttle Discovery concludes STS-119 mission

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Space shuttle Discovery and its crew landed at 1914 UTC on Saturday, 29 March at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, completing a 13-day journey of more than 8.5 million km.
Other Posts:Measat is Regional Satellite Operator 2008Cooperation agreement for satellite navigation in AfricaTechstart Chosen As Distributor For International Communications GroupReport blames ’sabotage’ on TecSAR launch delaysUpdate: Indo-European satellite fails after in-orbit testingDigital TV platform on NigComSat plannedDRS Technologies to provide satellite network for U.S. militaryICO wants additional US$949 million from Boeing

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SpaceX sets RazakSAT launch date

March 31st, 2009 by

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announced that the launch window for ATSB’s RazakSAT on Falcon 1 Flight 5, is currently scheduled to open on 20 April, 2300 UTC.
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Atlas V WGS-2 launch targeted no earlier than 3 April

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The launch of the U.S. Air Force’s Wideband Global SATCOM-2 satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is now targeted for no earlier than 3 April.
Other Posts:Intelsat General Names President and CEOYahsat launch contract for ILSShin Satellite PCL results Q2 2007India’s GAGAN nears completionGilat partners with CJSC Global-TeleportBoeing to demonstrate how Iridium can improve GPSImaging Sensor Completed For Worldview 1 SatelliteStudy Predicts Growth in Commercial Transponder Demand To Hit $8.4 Billion by 2011

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Boeing may receive commercial satellite order from Intelsat

March 31st, 2009 by

Boeing’s commercial satellite manufacturing business is likely to receive a multisatellite order from Intelsat Ltd. valued at more than US$400 million, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Other Posts:Northrop Grumman completes LCROSS thermal vacuum testingSirius, XM: subscribers can keep old radiosNATO Modifies Globecomm Contract For GPS Tracking SystemBoeing (Integrated Defense Systems) results Q3 2007Vinci contract signedWorldView 1 snaps first photosU.S. early warning satellite DSP-23 failsAdvantech Names Government Sales Executive

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Lockheed Martin opens Space Vehicle Integration Laboratory

March 31st, 2009 by

Lockheed Martin said it has established a new Space Vehicle Integration Laboratory (SVIL) to enable a more efficient and reliable process for space vehicle component and flight software integration. As a Lockheed Martin Space Systems-wide asset, the laboratory will have applications for large, small, existing and future satellite development.
Other Posts:SpaceDev selected for California Space Authority SpotBeam AwardYubileiny arrives at PlesetskPSLV brings Indian probe on its way to the moonGilat sells VSAT to Teleport ServicesFirst hot firing of RS-68A engine successfulOrbital Promotes Four ExecutivesTelesat appoints new CFORussia launches military satellite into HEO

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Sierra Nevada sets up Space Systems business

March 31st, 2009 by

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced it has formed a new Space Systems business area following the merger of SNC subsidiary, MicroSat Systems, and SpaceDev, which was acquired by SNC in late 2008.
Other Posts:EMS Technologies Completes Acquisition Of DSpaceIntelsat in joint venture to launch dedicated African satelliteAlliant Techsystems (Launch Systems) results Q3 FY 2008GMV selected by Intelsat to provide satellite ground softwareViaSat expands agreement with WildBlueLockheed delivers last GPS IIR-M satelliteComtech Receives Order For Satellite Communications EquipmentQualcomm to integrate satcom into mass market devices

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