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Archive for October, 2009

Second-last launch in 2009 another success for Arianespace

October 31st, 2009 by

Rocket: Ariane 5 ECA; Payload: NSS-12, Thor 6; Date: 29 October 2009, 2000 UTC; Site: Kourou, French Guiana. The rocket successfully deployed the two television broadcast satellites during a 31-minute mission.

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Intelsat’s bid for ProtoStar I wins

October 31st, 2009 by

Intelsat, Ltd. announced that it was selected as the successful bidder in the 29 October public auction for the ProtoStar 1 satellite with a US$210 million, all cash offer.

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Hugo Chavez claims Venesat is operational

October 31st, 2009 by

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez celebrated the first anniversary of Venesat-1 satellite’s launch and said the spacecraft was fully functional.

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ViaSat deal to buy WildBlue clears legal hurdle

October 31st, 2009 by

ViaSat and WildBlue Communications Inc. have been granted early termination by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice of the mandatory waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act in connection with the previously announced ViaSat acquisition of WildBlue.

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Satellite TV on Your Computer

October 31st, 2009 by

There is a new TV phenomenon doing the rounds, and it has nothing to do with HDTV or anything to do at all with high definition. This phenomenon is the latest craze in television viewing, but has one major difference from the norm – the ability to watch satellite television on a computer!
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Satellite TV on Your PC – Beware of Dodgy Dealings

October 31st, 2009 by

If you are one of those people that love to surf the internet, you are almost certain to have come across adverts that point to software that lets you view satellite TV on your PC. You probably thought that it seemed a good idea at the time but you had some nagging doubts about it. On balance you are probably right to be a bit skeptical as you are being promised thousands channels from right around the world for at a single one-off fee that in most cases doesn’t exceed $50.
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