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Archive for September 6th, 2012

Metop-B ready for launch

September 6th, 2012 by

Metop-B, the European polar orbiting weather satellite designed and manufactured by Astrium, is now ready to launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.Other Posts:Ciel II pre-launch detailsFirst MUOS satellite deploys mesh antenna reflectorsSaturn’s Ring Spokes are BackTele Columbus launches digital TV platform on Eurobird 9Ekspress-AM33 completes UHF tests while AM44 shrinksSES provides additional capacity for U.S. government on Astra 3BNew Chinese TV satellite has helium leak – reportEutelsat to rename (almost) entire satellite fleet

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China plans more ocean monitoring satellites

September 6th, 2012 by

China plans to launch eight more satellites by 2020 to further improve the country’s maritime monitoring network.Other Posts:ESA extends 11 space science missionsRadiotelevizija Slovenia stays on HotbirdToshiba to offer powerful GaN FET for X-bandAORA takes additional capacity at 91.5 degrees EastEkspress-AT2 payload module structure shipped to FranceGEO-IK-2 enters electrical testingCommercial Proton launches to resume in NovemberWhich Satellite Television Providers Offer the Best Deal On Satellite Television

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Dawn has departed the giant asteroid Vesta

September 6th, 2012 by

Mission controllers received confirmation that NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has escaped from the orbit around asteroid Vesta. Dawn is now officially on its way to its second destination, the dwarf planet Ceres.Other Posts:Futron appoints Director of Space and Telecommunications DivisionSensitive weather satellite in safe modeNPP sensor damaged during testingBringing the Classroom to the Living Room With Satellite TVBoeing hands over IndoStar II/ProtoStar IICOROT mission extension gives GMV additional workNovAtel Becomes Member Of Galileo ServicesMinisters To Adopt European Space Policy

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New insurance underwriting agency for space risks

September 6th, 2012 by

Assure Space, LLC, a new space insurance agency for satellite risks, said it is partnering with Auster Capital Partners and Space Florida for the provision of launch and in-orbit insurance to satellite operators worldwide.Other Posts:Astra2Connect to be available in FranceBoeing recommends hosted payloads for MILSATCOMLate Cartoonist Anderson a Pioneer for Contemporary Satellite TV GenreIntegral Systems, Inc. results FY2008First Galileo launch set for 20 OctoberUpdate: Do the bump!LRO preparations continue, launch now set for late 2008MDA signs major Radarsat-2 information solution

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Astrium Services expands maritime VSAT service on Intelsat 22

September 6th, 2012 by

Intelsat S.A. announced that Astrium Services Business Communications, the newly established business division of Astrium Services, has expanded its capacity on Intelsat’s Ku-band mobility infrastructure.Other Posts:High Growth Rates for hybrid STBs predictedGOCE completes early orbit phaseChina to launch next-gen weather satellite on 27 MayCCS-C contract modification for Integral SystemsThales Alenia Space delivers Jason-2 to its Californian launch basePyrovalve blamed for life-shortening leak aboard Amazonas 1Update: India’s PSLV launches four satellitesSatellite Systems Corp. launches Dominion Test Instruments

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Intelsat to deliver new video multiplex for Eastern Space Systems

September 6th, 2012 by

Intelsat S.A. announced an agreement with Eastern Space Systems Romania (ESS) to provide satellite capacity for a new video multiplex platform designed to serve Central and Eastern Europe.Other Posts:Subliminal Advertising in Commercials – Is America Getting Fat?James Webb Space Telescope sunshield passes CDRNorthrop Grumman Corp. (Aerospace Systems) results 2011What Makes Digital TV Better To Render Multiple Services?Fully Enjoying Satellite TV With DVR TechnologyC2SAT Appoints Telemar Scandinavia AB Global Service PartnerSatellite TV for Business Use in Rural AreasSirius Canada Adds 100,000 New Subscribers Over Holidays

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