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Archive for September 17th, 2012

MetOp-B launched from Baikonur

September 17th, 2012 by

Rocket: Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat; Payload: MetOp-B; Date: 17 September, 1628 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The Fregat upper stage manoeuvred to release the satellite into a polar orbit at an altitude of 810 km some 69 minutes after lift-off.Other Posts:Orbcomm prepares for launch of second AIS satelliteND Satcom Won SNG Project From U.S. BroadcasterArtel Signs For $70 Million For Satellite Services To U.S. Central CommandHow To Learn Everything With Your Cable TV Bundle Packages?Telesat to use EPOCH software to control SkyTerra satellitesNorthrop Grumman to develop solar electric propulsion flight conceptsThe Best Dish Network DealsLightSquared triggers phase 2 of agreement with Inmarsat

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Delay of the day: Ariane 5 ECA – Astra 2F – GSAT-10

September 17th, 2012 by

In order to perform additional checks on the Ariane 5 ECA launch system, Arianespace has decided to postpone the launch VA 209, initially slated on Friday, 21 September for a few days. A new launch date will be announced shortly, the company said.Other Posts:Canada’s second radar satellite finally launchedEMC takes Yahsat C-band capacityFinal JWST primary mirror segment deliveredHow to Get Cheap Satellite Even If You Already Have a Satellite Internet ServiceUpdate: Proton M launches new Ekspress satelliteConsider Purchasing Satellite TVXM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. results Q1 2008DataPath Poised To Buy Swe-Dish Satellite Systems

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Soyuz TMA-04M lands safely; next manned mission delayed

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The Soyuz TMA-04M carrying Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineers Joe Acaba and Sergei Revin landed safely in the designated landing area to the North-East of Arkalyk in Kazakhstan at 0253 UTC on 17 September. All the operations associated with the descent, search and landing of the descent vehicle went normally. The next expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) will be delayed for about a weekOther Posts:FAQ’s on Dish Network Turbo HDDeciding Whether Satellite TV Is Right For You!TerreStar Europe applies for S-Band spectrumSimple Tips for Changing Channels and Menus on a Standard DISH ReceiverSoyuz M launches SkyTerra 1Goodbye Soyuz?Delay of the day: X-37B OTV-2SSTL satellites sign-up for 2008 launch

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SES-5 operational

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SES S.A. announced that the SES-5 satellite is now fully operational at the orbital position of 5 degrees East.Other Posts:GeoEye, Inc. results Q2 2012Restructuring, part II: SES Global leaves AsiasatProteus platform passes cumulated mark of 20 years in orbitHarris Begins Delivery Of Multiband TerminalsBadr-4 launch campaign startedNear Earth Creates Near Earth Advisory For Investment Baking ServicesAEHF SV-3 payload equipment module delivered to NGSourcing for the Best Aerial Installation Company

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Juno performs deep space manoeuvre after delay

September 17th, 2012 by

NASA’s Juno spacecraft recently executed a second deep space manoeuvre. The manoeuvre began at approximately 1930 UTC on 14 September and ended at approximately 2000 UTC.Other Posts:Spacecom To Provide Bandwidth To U.S. Department Of DefenseU.S. military confirms upcoming ASAT testLockheed Martin Space Systems to eliminate 1,200 positionsFrance to sell Syracuse satellites – reportTake Full Advantage of Your Satellite TV – Four Ways to Really Use Your DVRKearney steps down as Spacehab CEOCOM DEV wins multiple satellite equipment contractsLeaky RASCOM-QAF 1 replaced with 1R

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ITT Exelis announces GPS Interference, Detection and Geolocation

September 17th, 2012 by

ITT Exelis has announced the Exelis GPS Interference, Detection and Geolocation (IDG), which is to provide near real-time geolocation of intentional and unintentional GPS jamming sources through a network of sensors and advanced geolocation technology.Other Posts:Study Estimates Broadband Service Revenue To Exceed $4.6 Billion by 2011Astrium-built Inmarsat-4 F3 satellite successfully deployed in orbitHyperion imager celebrates seventh anniversary in orbitIntegral To Upgrade JSAT Ground SystemAkari loses power in the darkEPOCH IPS ready for ESA satellitesLaunch of two Yamal-300 satellites planned in late 2008Thinking of a New TV Service? Think Satellite TV!

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