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Archive for September 21st, 2012

New launch date for Arianespace Flight VA209/Astra 2F – GSAT-10

September 21st, 2012 by

Following verifications carried out on the Ariane 5 ECA launch system, Arianespace has set a new date for its launch of the Astra 2F and GSAT-10 satellites.Other Posts:Readiness review confirms GeoEye 1 launch dateGlobalstar, Inc. results Q2 2011SES Astra starts broadband via satellite in GermanyBall Aerospace’s STPSat-3 to fly solar TIM instrument for NOAADTH Market Progresses In PortugalSatellite Television For BusinessesCOM DEV announces return of CEOA New View of Quasars

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SpaceX, NASA target 8 October launch for first Dragon resupply mission to ISS

September 21st, 2012 by

NASA managers, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) officials and international partner representatives announced Monday, 8 October (UTC) as the target launch date for the first contracted cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract.Other Posts:Update: Lockheed to build Orion crew vehicleSecret space plane’s orbit foundBoeing gets the green light for construction of sixth WGS satelliteProtoStar I shipped to Kourou for June launchOnly nine satellite in GLONASS constellation operationalThales Agrees To Sell GPS UnitSatellite TV Increases Socializing in DormitoriesStormy weather ahead

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ESA hands over control of the Metop-B weather satellite to EUMETSAT

September 21st, 2012 by

Yesterday, at 18:30 local time EUMETSAT took control of Metop-B operations, following the three-day Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) conducted by the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) of the European Space Agency (ESA).Other Posts:Intelsat, Ltd. results Q2 2006Last Proton launch on 7 July?Sitcoms That Span the Decades Are on Satellite TVGlobeCast Strengthens Bosnian OfferingHughes to provide Globalstar with ground network and terminal chipsWorldView-2 pre-launch detailsMissile Warning Satellite Completes Environmental TestingLightSquared files for bankruptcy

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MDA receives approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.

September 21st, 2012 by

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. and Loral Space & Communications Inc. were notified by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) that CFIUS had concluded its review of the proposed purchase of Space Systems/Loral, Inc. (“SS/L”) by a subsidiary of MDA and had determined that there are no unresolved national security concerns with respect to the transaction.Other Posts:The Benefits of Direct TV Satellite ServicesDnepr launch delayed three more weeksTerreStar to operate satellites from BermudaRT Logic introduces cyber security products for satellite ground networksEumetsat Admits Anomaly Could Be ‘Non-Correctable’‘High drama’: still no go for STS-115LISA Pathfinder passes testsWilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe shut down

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(Almost) 10 years ago: first EELV launch

September 21st, 2012 by

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is commemorating a decade of Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) missions, in which the Atlas V and Delta IV successfully delivered more than 50 critical capabilities to orbit for the U.S. Air Force, National Reconnaissance Office, NASA and commercial users around the world.Other Posts:Connecting With the Fashion World Through Satellite InternetAnaren receives Iridium subcontract from TASThe Brave New World of Television – A Comparison of Cable and Satellite TVOndas Media Confirms Standards PublicationPreparations for next two ILS Proton launchesDLR, Astrium sign TanDEM-X contractMake Your Sports Bar the Place to Be With Satellite TVJWST passes Mission Critical Design Review

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CDNs Impact Value Chain for Big Data and Media Content Delivery

September 21st, 2012 by

London, September 21, 2012–Increasing expectations from end-users for the management of big data and premium services such as IP-based video-on-demand, live streaming and HD broadcast, are changing the way media content and data are delivered. The escalating demand from consumers is driving the need for CDNs, to help content providers manage this need with a more direct, reliable route. As CDNs play a prominent role in the way the content delivery ecosystem is evolving, key players in the space including market leaders Akamai, as well as EdgeCast and Amazon, will speak at this year’s CDN World Summit. read moreOther Posts:Special: Telstar 1 and its implications over 50 yearsSatellite TV Versus Cable TV – Which is the Better Deal?AsiaSat 7 to fly on ILS ProtonLaunch date set for next two Galileo satellitesNew View on PulsarsSolid rocket motor test firedViaSat awarded broadband […]

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