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Archive for October 12th, 2007

Report: Video, DTH to dominate Asian transponder market

October 12th, 2007 by

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Commercial Geostationary Transponder Market in Asia-Pacific, reveals that transponder leasing in the region earned revenues of US$1.48 billion in 2006 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 5.1 percent (2007-2011) to reach US$1.89 billion by end-2011.

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Report: Space industry grew 18 percent in 2006

October 12th, 2007 by

The Space Foundation has released The Space Report 2007, according to which the global space industry grew by 18 percent to nearly US$220 billion in total revenues last year.

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Globalstar extends IP, VPN services to Europe

October 12th, 2007 by

Globalstar, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Globalstar Europe, is launching Static IP (Internet Protocol) address and virtual private network (VPN) capability for its satellite data customers throughout western Europe.

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Satmex stops sale, plans refinancing and new satellite

October 12th, 2007 by

Satelites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. (Satmex) said it has terminated efforts to sell the company, adding that the best option now was to capitalise the company with fresh capital and a refinancing of the company’s outstanding debt.

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SES creates consolidated engineering division

October 12th, 2007 by

SES announced the creation of a new division to consolidate satellite, ground, procurement, engineering and operational services for the group.

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Update: Damaged cable doomed Proton-M, JCSAT 11

October 12th, 2007 by

The Russian State Commission investigating the unsuccessful launch last month of a Proton vehicle carrying the JCSAT-11 satellite, determined that a damaged pyro firing cable on the interstage truss prevented the activation of the pyro bolts that were to have separated the first and second stages of the rocket.

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First WGS satellite launched

October 12th, 2007 by

Rocket: Atlas V 421; Payload: WGS SV-1; Date: 11 October 2007, 0022 UTC; Site: Cap Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The satellite was released into geostationary transfer orbit 31 minutes, 40 seconds after lift-off.

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