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Archive for March, 2010

Dates set for next launches of Indian rockets

March 31st, 2010 by

The flight of India’s first GSLV with an indigenous cryogenic engine has been scheduled for 15 April (local time).
Other Posts:Satellite TV turns 40Boeing to build sixth Wideband Global SATCOM satelliteWind River carrier-grade Linux goes to spaceBskyB Unable To Slow Churn RateMars Reconnaissance Orbiter out of safe modeGlobalstar announces Coface backing for proposed financingBenson Space improves design of its spaceshipSTSS satellites complete acoustic tests

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Telesat to launch new Anik G1 satellite for Shaw Direct

March 31st, 2010 by

Telesat announced that it has completed an agreement for a new satellite with one of its key customers, Shaw Direct.
Other Posts:Genesis I completes 10,000 orbitsInmarsat to buy SegoviaSATCOM C-4 put in graveyard orbitAriane 5 launches two DBS spacecraftTrouble with VIIRS continues, delays NPP againAres I main parachute testedNorthrop Grumman, SpaceX File Protests Over ULALoral files Form 10-K, regains NASDAQ compliance

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Astrium receives contract for second Sentinel-2 satellite

March 31st, 2010 by

ESA has awarded a contract worth EUR105 million to Astrium to build the second Sentinel-2 satellite. Once both are operational, this pair of satellites will provide global coverage every five days, delivering high-resolution optical imagery for GMES land and emergency services.
Other Posts:Lockheed to continue work on weather satellite stationsHubble camera has full voltage againProduction of GPS demo payload startedArtel Announces $100 Million In Previously Unannounced DoD ContractsNewest Telesat satellite enters serviceEricsson Completes Offer For Tandberg TVSirius Expects To Be Cash Flow Positive In 2006 Fourth QuarterChina launches two disaster monitoring satellites

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Integral Systems awarded contract to support satellite programme in Asia

March 31st, 2010 by

Integral Systems, Inc., announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Integral Systems Europe United Kingdom (ISE UK) has been awarded a contract in excess of US$3 million to support a major satellite programme in Asia.
Other Posts:J-2X engine for Ares rocket passes critical design reviewRCS Looking Outside Of RomaniaGalileo signal reflections used for monitoring waves and weather at seaUpgrades of Globalstar ground stations has startedMusic Publishers File Federal Lawsuit AgainstIranian state broadcaster may get U.S. dollars for own satelliteXM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. results Q3 2007Echostar Settles Rebroadcasting Suit

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Aura possibly hit by debris; continues operations

March 31st, 2010 by

NASA’s Aura Earth Observing System (EOS) satellite may have been hit by a piece of space debris (or a micro-meteoroid) on 12 March.
Other Posts:Lose Satellite and Cable TV Bill – Not the TV!Boeing CubeSat completes 10,000th orbitUpdate: Damaged cable doomed Proton-M, JCSAT 11NASA’s first Ka-band antenna network unveiledDigital+ Makes Slow ProgressDataPath Joins Satellite Industry AssociationSpacehab Subsidiary Wins $35 Million NASA ContractAmerican Satellite Scientists Share Nobel Prize In Physics

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NASA’s new tank dome debuts with Alcoa aluminium lithium

March 30th, 2010 by

Alcoa announced that its aluminium lithium plate is featured in NASA’s friction-stir welded, spun-form dome that made its debut today at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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