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Archive for March 26th, 2009

Failure of solar array drives doomed Nigcomsat 1

March 26th, 2009 by

China has promised to replace the failed Nigerian telecommunications satellite Nigcomsat-1 free of charge after it failed after about 18 months in orbit, the China Daily said.
Other Posts:NDS Posts Strong Full-Year ResultsSCOPUS Unveils New EncodersICG Names Director Of EngineeringGlobal Satellite Broadcasting Asked To Delay American ListingAGS buys AOSChinese Anti-Satellite: Striking CommentsRaytheon started NPOESS communications upgrade in AntarcticaJim Halsell joins ATK as Vice President and Program Manager

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Fifth European Conference on Space Debris to address key issues

March 26th, 2009 by

The European Space Agency will host the 5th European Conference on Space Debris at ESA’s Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, from 30 March – 2 April.
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Globalstar announces Coface backing for proposed financing

March 26th, 2009 by

Globalstar, Inc. announced that Coface has agreed to provide a guaranty in support of a proposed US$574 million credit facility to be extended by a syndicate of banks to Globalstar as borrower.
Other Posts:Sirius Selects Space Systems/Loral To Build FM-6 SatelliteSpaceconnection to market Measat-3 capacity in North AmericaDSCS III amasses 175 years in orbitSouth Korea, Japan co-ordinate satellite frequenciesFirst dual launch of Ekspress satellites successfulChina to launch first natural disaster monitoring satelliteGarmin Introduces aviation device GPSMAP 496Report: China Upgrades Launch Facilities

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RRsat expands TV programming platform via Galaxy 19

March 26th, 2009 by

Intelsat, Ltd. announced that RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. launched an additional TV programming platform on Intelsat’s Galaxy 19 satellite, which is expected to reach millions of viewers in North America.
Other Posts:TCS Awarded GPS Location PatentAsia Broadcast Satellite Acquires LMI From Lockheed MartinChina Sends Up GPS SatelliteChang’e I enters lunar orbitRound Solution Rolls Out GPRS/GPS ModulesIntelsat, Ltd. results 2008Globecomm completes Globalsat acquisitionSirius Satellite Radio Creates Metropolitan Opera Channel

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Teal Mission Model counts 2,033 space payloads through 2028

March 26th, 2009 by

Teal Group Corp. announced at Satellite 2009 its revised figures for the world-wide Mission Model survey of future space payloads. The study encompasses 2,033 payloads proposed through 2009-2028.
Other Posts:U.S. Air Force awards United Launch Alliance SBIRS GEO-2 launchMexico’s Grupo Elektra orders VSAT equipment from GilatTacSat 2 completes missionNickname for greenhouse gas measuring satellite selectedESA Exec: Agency Facing Three Main ChallengesNext U.S. spy satellite launch further delayedNTDTV complains about EutelsatNational Railways of Zimbabwe To Acquire Satellite Tracking Equipment

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