Satellite News

Just another satellite weblog

Archive for June, 2007

Pseudo-satellites allow accurate navigation in Helsinki harbour

June 30th, 2007 by

Pseudo-satellites, ground-based substitutes used when signals from ‘real’ satellites are not available, can deliver accurate positioning information in places where conventional solutions fail. This was demonstrated on 27 June in Helsinki harbour as part of a project supported by ESA.
Share This

Category: BESIDES... | No Comments »

Contact established with Genesis II

June 30th, 2007 by

Bigelow Aerospace said it has established contact with its second pathfinder spacecraft, Genesis II. Launched earlier Thursday from Yasny, Russia, Mission Control in North Las Vegas, Nevada/USA, made first contact at 2120 UTC the same day.
Share This

Category: SATELLITES | No Comments »

Indosat orders Palapa-D from TAS

June 30th, 2007 by

PT Indosat Tbk has appointed Thales Alenia Space to build and launch the Palapa-D satellite. The spacecraft, to be launched aboard a Chinese rocket during the second half of 2009, will replace Palapa-C2 at 113 degrees East, which is due to expire in 2011.
Share This

Category: SATELLITES | No Comments »

Aerojet tests controllable solid propulsion

June 30th, 2007 by

Aerojet recently conducted an internally funded test firing of large-scale controllable solid rocket motors.
Share This

Category: LAUNCHES | No Comments »

Kosmos 2428 launched on first Land Launch test flight

June 30th, 2007 by

Rocket: Zenit-2M; Payload: Kosmos 2428; Date: 29 June 2007, 1000 UTC; Site: Kazakhstan, Baikonur. The classified military satellite was successfully put in orbit, new agencies reported.
Share This

Category: LAUNCHES | No Comments »

MSV Appoints VP For Next-Gen Services

June 29th, 2007 by

Mobile Satellite Ventures LP (MSV) appointed Ines LeBow vice president for…
Share This

Category: NEWS | No Comments »