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Archive for March 11th, 2009

Third Ariane 5 for launch in 2009 delivered To French Guiana

March 11th, 2009 by

Arianespace said it is keeping up its Ariane 5 mission pace with this week’s delivery of the third heavy-lift vehicle to be launched in 2009 from the Spaceport in French Guiana.
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DMSP Satellite Completes Vacuum Test
Goodrich technology controls NFIRE’s attitude
Core180 To Assist Arrowhead On Defense Project
Intermap Receives Contract For Geospatial Mapping Data
Sirius lowers 2006 subscribers forecast
Fregat may replace Ariane 5’s Vinci upper stage
Six Satellite Industry Leaders Chosen For Hall Of Fame
MDA to upgrade WorldView image processing systems

Other Posts:Kizuna (WINDS) pre-launch detailsNASA, Virgin Galactic To Explore CooperationSSPI Event Scheduled For Sept. 12Telenor Expands Equipment, Services For GSA ContractIntelsat Teams With Telenor To Expand Fiber Network In EuropeMSV Receives Patent For GPS Use In ATC SystemsChina to launch first natural disaster monitoring satelliteDnepr accident was caused by hydraulic failure

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Falcon 9 upper stage engine completes test firing

March 11th, 2009 by

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) said it successfully conducted a full mission duration firing of its new Merlin Vacuum engine on 7 March at SpaceX’s Test Facility in McGregor, Texas, USA.
Other Posts:

U.S. spy satellite to crash back to Earth within weeks
ILS Announces Separate Deals For Satellite Launches
WildBlue upgrades network, increases capacity by over 31 percent
Second Wind Orders Globalstar Modems
SES Astra Moves Forward in Germany
SatCom Networks Africa chooses Gilat’s SkyEdge
Arianespace ‘once again’ breaks even
Red Spots Brush Past Each Other

Other Posts:OSC Chooses Thor 2-R Flight Dynamics SystemLockheed Martin delivers first block of SBIRS GEO flight softwareNASA finishes listening for Phoenix Mars landerJuniper Networks Joins Lockheed Martin-Northrop Grumman TSAT TeamChina to launch two telecommunications satellites this yearCBERS-2 completes five years in orbitAurora to study balloon launches from the surface of MarsBskyB Unable To Slow Churn Rate

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SES temporarily moves Astra 2C

March 11th, 2009 by

SES Astra announced that it will be moving the Astra 2C satellite from its current orbital position at 28.2 degrees East to 31.5 degrees East to take over the mission of Astra 5A which is no longer in service.
Other Posts:

Update: Astra 5A declared total loss after anomaly
Australia Network renews contract with Intelsat
Hiwire, SES Americom Stock Lineup For Mobile TV Trial
Ericsson Completes Offer For Tandberg TV
NOAA-N Prime pre-launch details
Roskosmos gives overview of satellite plans for FSP 2006-2015
DMC Orders Imagery Satellite
Empost Installs Communications System In United Arab Emirates

Other Posts:Comet chaser completes second Earth swing-byLM/NG team completes TSAT router testsTacSat-2 pre launch detailsRussian return satellite launched aboard Soyuz-UAll key components in place for next Proton launchWorldView-1 images commercially availableNigeriasat-2 to be launched in 2008Hotbird 10, NSS-9, SPIRALE pre-launch details

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Raytheon completes ground segment test for USAF weather agency

March 11th, 2009 by

Raytheon Company, Northrop Grumman Corp. and the NPOESS (U.S. National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System) Integrated Program Office recently deployed and successfully demonstrated the ground segment’s interface data processing segment to the Air Force Weather Agency at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
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Japan launches third spy satellite
Russia can’t help it
Work begun for large J-2X test stand at Stennis
NASA, Virgin Galactic To Explore Cooperation
Cingular To Offer XM Channels
LCROSS passes critical design review
U.S. Air Force Sets Terms With Boeing For $1 Billion Satellite Contract
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract to SpaceX

Other Posts:COM DEV results Q3 FY2006Update: Small GEO programme moves forward with contract-signingRRSat enhances access to North America through Galaxy 23Shin Satellite Gains IPSTAR New Zealand DealSES reports Q1 2007 resultsESA, Astrium CARE for EarthGlobalstar okayed to buy Brazilian gateway operatorWildBlue upgrades network, increases capacity by over 31 percent

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EADS (Astrium) results 2008

March 11th, 2009 by

The European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. reported its financial results for 2008.
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Scientists: NPP instrument unsuitable for climate science
Raytheon’s Delivers First ARTEMIS Payload
China Launches Nigerian Communications Satellite
Russian military to phase out (some) toxic rockets
MetOp-A control handed over to EUMETSAT
EU Commission approves proposed SES Astra-Eutelsat joint venture
New Chinese weather satellite comes alive
Deimos Imaging And Surrey Satellite Technology Agree For Spanish Imaging Mission

Other Posts:TAS building a new satellite constellation for O3b NetworksIranian satellite sends telemtry, text messageNews in briefProton M lifts off with latest Astra satellite (Part I)South Korean/Russian rocket takes technology safeguard hurdleGOCE launch back on trackEagle Broadband Super Headend Begins OperationsMacDonald, Dettwiler Profits Slip Despite Revenue Gain

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COM DEV International Ltd. results Q1 FY 2009

March 11th, 2009 by

COM DEV International Ltd. announced its first quarter financial results for the three-month period ending 31 January 2009.
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Europe’s ATV cleared for lift-off
Sea Launch explosion costly for insurers
DLR, Astrium sign TanDEM-X contract
No bonus for Boeing, report
COM DEV says space-based AIS reception system works
Boeing, Lockheed submit TSAT proposals
Lincoln Lab successfully tests WGS-1 in orbit
SpaceDev and SEI win Asteroid mission design contest

Other Posts:Sirius Satellite Radio Creates Metropolitan Opera ChannelUpdate:Astra 5A takes a few days offJapanese radar satellite stops spyingSES Astra, Verhaert To Run ESA Ground StationBoeing opens new pulse line for satellite assemblyFrost & Sullivan: Iridium more reliable than GlobalstarMain instrument for GOSAT deliveredRadyne’s AeroAstro business unit receives two new contracts

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