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Archive for September, 2011

Update: Proton M lifts off with QuetzSat 1

September 30th, 2011 by

International Launch Services (ILS) successfully carried the QuetzSat-1 satellite into geostationary transfer orbit on an ILS Proton for SES. This was the 19th SES satellite launched on ILS Proton.
Other Posts:OHB to build French-German spy satellite interfaceSUIRG: satellite and WiMax not compatibleSES Astra increases audience reachU.S. Defense Spending On Space Exceeds $22 Billion; Forecast Sees $28 Billion by 2010A Moot Point – The End of the Cable Versus Satellite TV DebateUSAF expects to overcome new GPS satellite’s problemSpaceX’s Draco thruster completes qualification testingLocal Channels Now Available on Satellite TV

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Arianespace to launch Mexican satellite Mexsat 3

September 30th, 2011 by

Mexican government’s communications and transport administration, Secretara de Comunicaciones y Transportes, has awarded a contract to Arianespace to launch the country’s new Mexsat 3 telecommunications satellite.
Other Posts:Satellite TV As a Learning Tool For Your KidSES S.A. results Q3 2010Continued Land Launch delays force Asiasat 5 switch to ILSShowtime Launches New ChannelThe Boeing Company (Defense, Space & Security) results Q2 2011ND SatCom awarded contract by U.S. Navy SPAWARUpdate: Lockheed Martin testing advanced launch technologiesCyfrowy Polsat increases capacity on Hotbird 9

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NASA modifies launch service contract to add Delta II rocket

September 30th, 2011 by

NASA announced the modification of its NASA Launch Services (NLS) II contract with United Launch Services to add the Delta II rocket launch service in accordance with the contract’s on-ramp provision. The modification will enable United Launch Services to offer as many as five Delta II rockets.
Other Posts:USAF mulls private systems integrator for GPS IIIOrbiting Wall StreetRevenue Growth Helps Orbcomm Cut Second Quarter LossReport: Belarus Seeking Replacement SatelliteSatellite TV Offers So Many Options – Which Channels to Watch?Cable TV 101: Ask Help From Your Forum MembersCable TV 101 – Giving Discounts to Senior CustomersDirecTV Sees U.S. Revenues, Operating Profit Grow During Third Quarter

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COM DEV USA wins military contract

September 30th, 2011 by

COM DEV USA, LLC, a subsidiary of COM DEV International Ltd., announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply equipment for a military communications satellite.
Other Posts:Eutelsat revenues Q1 FY 2007-2008SES is ‘Satellite Operator of the Year: Growth and Profits 2007′WISE to jettison instrument coverGLONASS constellation growingSpacehab, Incorporated results Q1 FY 2009Sea Launch starts Atlantic Bird 7 launch campaignEADS Astrium delivers Ariane rocket for TerreStar-1 launchWhy Consider Satellite TV Over Alternatives

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Points to Bear in Mind During the Installation of a Home Theatre System

September 30th, 2011 by

Why do you purchase a home theatre system? It is to get a cinema hall kind of effect, so you need to do everything right to create that kind of effect. First and foremost you need to choose the appropriate room to set-up your home theatre system. Nowadays television is a major source of entertainment in many households, especially where there are elderly or home-bound people, who are unable to go the cinema theatre to watch their favourite movies. The major advantage of a television is that on it you not only watch movies, but serials or matches you love. You can also save time and money. So once your room is finalised, bring the best home theatre home after doing the research well online or by getting information from your friends.Other Posts:Satellite TV For Movie LoversInternal NOAA memo pessimistic about QuikSCATChandrayaan-1: too hot to handle?TerreStar Plans Debt OfferingMSV Goes […]

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China takes first step towards own space station

September 29th, 2011 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 2FT1; Payload: Tiangong-1; Date: 29 September 2011, 1336 UTC; Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China. The unmanned Tiangong-1 module will test space docking with a spacecraft later this year.
Other Posts:LightSquared moves public safety users to SkyTerra 1EADS (Astrium) results 9m 2009SES-1 pre-launch detailsThird international commercial satellite order for CGWICBadr-5 pre-launch detailsMars Reconnaissance Orbiter successfully concludes aerobrakingMDA to supply bus structures for Orbital’s Star-2 satellitesMSL encapsulation slips four days

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