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Satellite systems to slash digital divide in Europe

February 25th, 2013 by

Almost ten million households still have no access to broadband in the EU, according to the Digital Agenda for Europe scorecard. Although 95.7% of EU households are connected, only 78.4% in rural areas actually have access to broadband. In order to tackle the digital divide, the European project SABER (SAtellite Broadband for European Regions) has been initiated to provide local and regional authorities with practical guidance on connecting residual user demand with public funds and quality satellite solutions.

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Landsat 5 sets Guinness World Record for longest operating EO satellite

February 11th, 2013 by

Landsat 5 successfully set the new Guinness World Records title for ‘Longest-operating Earth observation satellite’ as stated in an e-mail from Guinness World Records sent to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Outliving its three-year design life, Landsat 5 delivered data of Earth’s land surface for 28 years and 10 months.

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AGI Releases STK Version 10

November 16th, 2012 by

Systems Tool Kit (formerly known as Satellite Tool Kit) version 10 is now available. With this release, Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) has changed the product name to better reflect the software’s ability to model, analyse and visualise complex land, sea, air and space-based systems, along with their behaviour and performance.Other Posts:Japan likely to scrap moon probeRussian military (navigation?) satellite launchedRT Logic to develop new software-defined modem for IridiumWhen Choosing the Best TV Provider, Customer Service is ImportantBall Aerospace develops flight computers for new launch vehiclesKorean rocket’s failure not Khrunichev’s fault, Russia saysSpaceX’s Dragon to use solar power4th Boeing-built WGS satellite accepted by U.S. Air Force
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Lockheed Martin ATC develops nanotechnology copper solder

October 25th, 2012 by

Scientists in the Advanced Materials and Nanosystems directorate at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Palo Alto have developed a nanotechnology copper-based electrical interconnect material, or solder, that can be processed around 200 degrees C.

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Thales Alenia Space lays cornerstone for new plant in L’Aquila

December 14th, 2011 by

Thales Alenia Space celebrated today the start of…Read more

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Update: DirecTV orders satellite from Astrium

November 7th, 2011 by

A reader noted that the while order of DirecTV 15…Read more

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