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Astrium awarded two satellite contracts by RSCC

March 27th, 2012 by

Astrium has been awarded two contracts from the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) for the delivery of two telecommunication satellites Ekspress AM4R and Ekspress AM7. Astrium will build the satellites based on the Eurostar E3000 platform and Khrunichev-built Proton launchers will deliver them to orbit in 2014.
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First Soviet weather satellite burns up in Earth’s atmosphere

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Meteor 1-1, the Soviet Union’s first fully operational weather satellite, fell in Antarctica on 26 March after more than four decades in orbit, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
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AMPAC-ISP hydrazine propulsion module completes pre-ship review

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AMPAC-ISP Corp., American Pacific Corporation’s wholly-owned in-space propulsion subsidiary, reported that ISP and Orbital Sciences Corporation have successfully completed the Pre-Ship Review for the Hydrazine Propulsion Module (HPM) for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite, a collaboration between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the 8th in the Landsat series.
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Mars-bound NASA craft adjusts path, tests instruments

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NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft, halfway to Mars, adjusted its flight path for delivery of the one-ton rover Curiosity to the surface of Mars in August.
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SES: Satellite becomes leading TV infrastructure in Europe

March 27th, 2012 by

SES said that satellite has become the leading TV infrastructure in Europe, ahead of terrestrial and cable reception. Approximately 84 million European households have satellite (Direct-to-Home, DTH) as their primary TV reception mode, an increase of 22% over the last four years.
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The Best Television System for Hotels, Hospitals and Multiple Dwelling Units

March 27th, 2012 by

A (SMATV) Satellite Master Antenna Television or (CATV) Community Access Television can go a long way in a Free to Guest atmosphere. These systems are usually referenced when a Hotel, Hospital or large multiple dwelling complex needs television service from a satellite provider like DIRECTV and DISH Network or Cable Company like Time Warner and Charter Communications. Also known as a Headend, these systems are ideal for large businesses and properties because the equipment works within the buildings own infrastructure.
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