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Archive for August 14th, 2007

Shin Satellite Posts Second Quarter Loss

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Shin Satellite PCL posted a loss of 83 million Thai bhat ($2.7 million) in the 2007 second quarter despite a 16 percent revenue gain to 2 billion bhat ($65 million) the company said in an Aug. 10 filing with the Stock Exchange of Thailand. In the 2006…

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DirecTV Revenues Climb, Profits Slip

August 14th, 2007 by

DirecTV Group revenues improved 17 percent to $4.1 billion in the 2007 second quarter but profits fell slightly to $448 million, the company announced Aug. 9. A year ago, the company reported profits of $459 million on revenues of $3.5 billion. DirecTV credited the revenue gain to strong growth in average…

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DigitalGlobe Sets WorldView-1 Launch; MDA Delays Radarsat-2

August 14th, 2007 by

DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-1 satellite has been delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., in advance of its scheduled launch Sept. 18, DigitalGlobe announced. The imagery satellite, built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., was developed under the U.S. National…

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SSTL Receives Lunar Orbiter Study Contract

August 14th, 2007 by

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has been awarded a study contract for a joint lunar orbiter mission that may be conducted by the United States and the United Kingdom, SSTL announced Aug. 13…

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NDS Wins New Eastern Europe Deal

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Vision TV, a new direct-to-home (DTH) operator in the Ukraine, has signed a deal with NDS for conditional access and middleware services, the companies announced Aug. 13. NDS will provide Vision TV with its VideoGuard solution and its…

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NASA, ATK Signs Ares First Stage Contract

August 14th, 2007 by

NASA signed a $1.8 billion contract with Alliant Techsystems (ATK) for the design, development, testing and evaluation of the first stage of the Ares 1 and Ares 5 launch vehicles, the organizations announced. In December 2005 NASA named ATK the prime contractor to design and develop the Ares 1 first stage…

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