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Archive for January 23rd, 2007

Eutelsat’s HotBird Distribution Surpasses 1,000 Channels

January 23rd, 2007 by

Eutelsat Communications’ HotBird offering has surpassed 1,000 digital channels, the company announced Jan. 19. Eutelsat said its audience had increased during 2006 from 111 million to 121 million homes, of which 40 percent (47.5 million) are equipped for…

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Alcatel Alenia Space Signs Sicral-1B Contract

January 23rd, 2007 by

Alcatel Alenia Space has signed contract with the Italian Ministry of Defense to manufacture and deliver the Sicral-1B telecommunications satellite and several of ground segment subsystems, the company…

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GeoEye Warns Of Further Delay For GeoEye-1

January 23rd, 2007 by

ITT has delivered the camera for GeoEye’s next-generation imaging satellite, but GeoEye warned that the launch of the spacecraft might be delayed until the third quarter of 2007. ITT delivered the camera…

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SES Astra Wins Key French pay-TV Contract

January 23rd, 2007 by

SES Astra has won a vital pay-TV contract with French pay-TV operator Canal+ in what is likely to be among SES Astra’s most significant contracts in 2007. Following its merger with TPS, Canal+ is the second-largest European satellite pay-TV operator in terms…

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Harris successfully makes satellite call

January 23rd, 2007 by

Harris Corp. announced that it has become the first company to complete a point-to-point Milstar satellite call under full-motion dynamics that simulate high-sea shipboard conditions, using an Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Navy Multiband Terminal prototype system.

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MSV to use GPS in hybrid phone network

January 23rd, 2007 by

Mobile Satellite Ventures (MSV) announced that it has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,155,340 (the ‘340 Patent) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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