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Archive for June 6th, 2009

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in safe mode again

June 6th, 2009 by

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is in safe mode and in communications with Earth after an unexpected rebooting of its computer on 4 June (UTC).
Other Posts:

Northrop Grumman completes acquisition of Scaled Composites
Government of Canada announces location of Polar Epsilon ground stations
Eutelsat orders W2A from Alcatel Alenia
Delay of the day: TacSat 3
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. results 2008
Insat-4B Reaches Kourou Spaceport
Boeing uses Spaceway 3 for TSAT review
Eutelsat W5: one of two solar arrays gone for good

Other Posts:TerreStar buys spectrum from EchoStar and HarbingerNASA To Make Data Available Through GoogleSecond IPS payload operationalND Satcom Boosts Romanian PositionWe control the vertical. We control the horizontal. NotKourou Soyuz launch pad construction to begin mid-AugustEutelsat, Hughes ‘Satellite Operators of The Year’GVF Satellite Summit Slated For Sept. 29

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Planck starts manoeuvre aimed at L2 arrival

June 6th, 2009 by

ESA’s Planck satellite is carrying out a critical mid-course manoeuvre that will place the satellite on its final trajectory for arrival at L2, the second Lagrange point of the Sun-Earth system, early in July.
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BQTSAT completes phase 1 of satellite project
Soyuz problems delay GIOVE-B launch, report
Boeing demonstrates new TSAT software
Indonesia wants slot back
Number of detected FY-1C fragments rises dramatically
Delay of the day: Rokot/GOCE
Measat Signs Capacity Deal With Astro
Revenue Growth Helps Orbcomm Cut Second Quarter Loss

Other Posts:Aerojet delivers AEHF Hall thrustersEutelsat W2A pre-launch detailsSea Launch partners with Intelsat on multi-launch agreementHubble mission to start one day earlier than previously plannedUNH space scientists to build sensor for GOES-RChina Spacecom to activate Iridium satellite gatewayChina launches two satellitesUpdate: Next Ariane 5 launch rescheduled

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ESA extends Envisat mission through to 2013

June 6th, 2009 by

ESA Member States have unanimously voted to extend the Envisat mission through to 2013. Envisat has been providing scientists and operational users with invaluable data for global monitoring and forecasting since its launch in 2002.
Other Posts:

Boeing Florida Operations VP To Retire
VIIRS passes vibration test
ATK To Develop Composite Technologies For Expendable Launch Structures
EADS results Q1 2008
Gilat public offering brings US$68.4 million
Weather may delay shootdown of defunct spy satellite
ICO, Alcatel-Lucent to demo ICO mim’
Russia to close Svobodny

Other Posts:PBLSat books capacity on two EutelsatsAlcatel Demonstrates S-Band Over Handheld In EuropeThe DirecTV Group, Inc. results Q3 2007Chellomedia Seeks Interactive Advertising BoostSolar Eclipses: 2001 – 2010Supreme Court Rejects Echostar Rebroadcast AppealStarchaser Industries Wins ESA ContractArgentina books two Falcon 9 launches

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Second SBIRS GEO completes payload mating operations

June 6th, 2009 by

The U.S. Air Force’s second geosynchronous Space Based Infrared Systems satellite successfully completed payload sensor mating operations at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems facility in Sunnyvale, California/USA, on 28 May.
Other Posts:

The Boeing Company (Integrated Defense Systems) results Q3 2008
BSkyB Revenues, Subscribers Up
EchoStar to offer TT&C services for commercial satellites
National Geographic To Reach France Via Globecast
EMC Plans Dedicated IP Trunking Service In Africa
Boeing to build fourth Wideband Gapfiller Satellite
Broadband Satellite Internet Partnership Yields Fruit
Yahsat to provide secure satellite services for UAE Armed Forces

Other Posts:Sky Launches On-Demand Service In New ZealandGeoEye Establishes Foundation To Promote Humanitarian Causes, ResearchAlcatel-Lucent transfers satellite shareholdings to ThalesImpsat Leases Capacity On NSS-10Aestus re-ignition experiment declared a successAsiaSat again named best Asian satellite carrierSBIRS HEO-1 ready… for more testingHuman error caused loss of Mars Global Surveyor

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Astrium to study moon landings for DLR

June 6th, 2009 by

Astrium has been commissioned by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) to conduct a study for the testing of future moon landings. The aim is to prove the technological feasibility of a soft and precise robotic landing on the moon.
Other Posts:

Two launch delays for ULA rockets?
Delay of the day: I-4 F3
Second Algerian satellite system on schedule
GlobeCast Puts Vatican Live On HD
XM: less subscribers than expected, but cash-flow positive
Boeing (Integrated Defense Systems) results Q2 2007
30 years ago: Voyager 2 launched
Aerojet To Integrate Russian Thrusters Into Satellite Propulsion Systems

Other Posts:ILS Announces Separate Deals For Satellite LaunchesGlobalstar offers new data servicesTerreStar Files Application To Modify Launch MilestoneMDA receives contract from Astrium/TAS consortiumSatCom announces full BGAN distribution agreement with InmarsatIridium Satellite LLC results 2Q 2006Cartosat-2 pre-launch detailsNASA’s Earth Observing System receives 2006 Space Systems Award

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LatAm satellite services grow on broadband, pay-TV

June 6th, 2009 by

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Latin American Satellite Service Market, finds that the market earned revenues of US$975 million in 2007 and estimates this to reach US$1.16 billion in 2013.
Other Posts:

NPO PM confirms recent Raduga launch
Atlantis cleared for landing, debris no problem
Money for first three Sentinel satellites allocated
LADEE to examine moon dust
NASA announces new target launch dates
SS/L to design MEO satellite for ICO
Update: Next Ariane 5 launch rescheduled
GeoEye Sets Strategic Investment, Partnership With Spadac

Other Posts:Intelsat renews China Central Television contract for U.S. DTH servicesKosmos 3 M launch campaign for Orbcomm satellites beginsFalcon 1 demo flight delayedDirecTV orders Radyne, Xicom productsNASA Assigns STS-122 CrewEU Commission clears sale of Telenor Satellite ServicesSirius Raises Subscriber Guidance As Revenues TripleNews Corp.’s Shareholders Approve DirecTV-Liberty Media Swap

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