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Archive for April, 2010

Longer delay expected for next PSLV launch

April 30th, 2010 by

The launch of India’s PSLV C-15 is likely to be delayed until June, the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) reported.
Other Posts:THEOS launch slips to next yearSBIRS GEO-1 thermovac tests finishedDirecTV Names New ExecutivesGravity probe measures Earth’s dent in space-timeU.S. uses secret satellites to examine dead bird on orbit — reportArianespace to launch ST-2Globalstar VP resignsMeasat 2 moved to serve African market

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Aerojet, FTT to develop NASA’s new rocket engines

April 30th, 2010 by

Aerojet and Florida Turbine Technologies (FTT) announced that the companies have entered into a strategic partnership to compete for research, development and production on NASA’s new hydrocarbon engine and advanced upper stage engine.
Other Posts:GSAT-11 approvedNASA’s Dawn mission rescheduled for September launchUpdate: Last M-V puts Solar-B in orbitWhat *if* there were less than 24 GPS satellites?Kayser-Threde receives TET-1 contractAtlas V brings satellite duo on its way to the moonSatellite Today Blogs From Euroconsult And IBC 2007Vietnam Telecom To Build Pair Of Vinasat Operations Centers

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APT satellite orders backup satellite from TAS

April 30th, 2010 by

APT Satellite said in a filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that it has entered into a satellite procurement contract with Thales Alenia Space France for the manufacturing and delivering of APSTAR 7B, a backup for APSTAR 7 that is to replace APSTAR 2R in 2012.
Other Posts:Comet chaser completes second Earth swing-byAirborne Systems selected to design parachutes for SpaceX rocketUK-DMC satellite first to transfer sensor data using ‘bundle’ protocolIntelsat Names Senior Vice President Of MarketingSES Astra increases audience reachFalcon 9 first stage flight tank arrives at Cape CanaveralRadyne Nets $6.7 Million Dealing With DirecTVNASA engineers complete engine test series for J-2X

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GEO-IK-2 enters electrical testing

April 30th, 2010 by

Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems said it is currently conducting electrical tests of the geodetic satellite GEO-IK-2.
Other Posts:Mobile satellite TV has growth potential in EuropeOptus won’t comment on legal action over D1 misconfigurationSES Astra to provide antennas, training for VinasatU.S. Government customer buys Globecomm Auto-Explorer terminalsPreparations for Proton launch with EchoStar XIV beginNext Ariane 5 to be handed overGMV opens German subsidiary in DarmstadtOpenTV To Power HD Service For Russian DTH Operator

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OHB System, SSTL sign Galileo payload contract

April 30th, 2010 by

OHB-System AG, a subsidiary of OHB Technology AG, has signed the delivery contract with British subcontractor Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) for the payloads for the first 14 Galileo navigation satellites.
Other Posts:Lockheed Martin Corporation (Space Systems) results Q2 2006China launches new experimental satelliteOSC Chooses Thor 2-R Flight Dynamics SystemSuccessful Falcon 9 test confuses local residentsNASA’s COTS contractors achieve milestonesEU decision on sale of Alcatel Alenia Space expected tomorrowRosetta to visit Earth for the last timeBreaking Down the Cost of the NFL Sunday Ticket Package

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SKY Perfect JSAT renews contract with Integral Systems

April 30th, 2010 by

Integral Systems, Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary SAT Corporation has received a seven year contract to provide continued support to SKY Perfect JSAT’s existing Monics CSM and satID Geolocation systems.
Other Posts:Roots Global expands Asian platform on Eurobird 9Intelsat to order, operate satellite for SKY Mexico and SKY BrazilTCS Gains Defense Satellite Equipment ContractFirst Galileo Navigation Message TransmittedPratt & Whitney tests thruster for unmanned lunar landerFalcon 9 static fire stopped by ’simple problem’Intelsat General Signs 10-year Contract With Milsat ServicesNSR examines government, military demand for satellite capacity

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