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Archive for April 8th, 2008

TDRS-1 completes 25 years in orbit

April 8th, 2008 by

The first of six Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) system spacecraft built by Northrop Grumman Corporation completed 25 years of successful on-orbit operations on 4 April.
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Auditing company has doubts over WorldSpace

April 8th, 2008 by

WorldSpace Satellite Radio announced that its independent registered public accounting firm, Grant Thornton LLP, expressed doubt about the company’s ability to continue as a going concern based on its current financial resources.
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EADS Astrium signs agreement to acquire SSTL

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EADS Astrium has entered into an agreement to acquire Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). Completion of the acquisition is subject to obtaining the relevant regulatory approval.
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USAF, Lockheed check out another GPS satellite

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A combined U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin team has completed a rapid on-orbit deployment of the modernised Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR-M) satellite launched on 15 March from Cape Canaveral.
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Spaceway 3 takes up commercial service

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Hughes Network Systems, LLC said it successfully activated the first HughesNet consumer subscriber for broadband Internet service utilising its Spaceway 3 satellite on 3 April 2008.
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GIOVE-B launch scheduled for end of April

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GIOVE-B, the second experimental satellite for the Galileo satellite navigation system will be launched aboard a Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan on 27 April after a year-long delay, the European Commission announced. Also, EU transport ministers have reached a compromise on the management of the system.
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