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Archive for March 26th, 2007

Russian business TV expands to EMEA using Hotbird 6

March 26th, 2007 by

Eutelsat Communications and Russian business television channel RBC-TV announced the signature of a five year contract for lease of capacity on the Hotbird 6 television satellite for free-to-air broadcasting over Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

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Russia doubles GLONASS funding

March 26th, 2007 by

Russia has earmarked RUB9.88 billion (EUR285 million, US$380 million) for its GLONASS navigation satellite systemin 2007, the Federal Russian Space Agency said.

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Second Young Engineers’ Satellite (YES2) test programme begins

March 26th, 2007 by

With six months to go before launch, the Second Young Engineers’ Satellite (YES2) has been moved into the test facilities at ESA’s Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands.

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Bump blamed for early shutdown of Falcon 1’s 2nd stage

March 26th, 2007 by

SpaceX confirmed that the contact between the Falcon 1’s first and second stage during separation likely caused the partial failure of the second stage. The bump apparently started a development that finally led to the premature shutdown of the stage’s engine. New data show, however, that the flight was nonetheless more successful than previously thought.

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Newtec Releases New Satellite Modulator

March 26th, 2007 by

Newtec has released a modulator with hopes it will boost its prospects in the burgeoning Chinese satellite market. The company is launching a professional modulator…

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NASA Adds Platforms To Rapid 2 Stable

March 26th, 2007 by

Satellite platforms from Space Systems/Loral and MicroSat Systems Inc. have been added to NASA’s Rapid Spacecraft…

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