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Archive for May, 2010

Badr-5 pre-launch details

May 31st, 2010 by

An International Launch Services Proton M/Briz M rocket is to launch Arabsat’s Badr-5 communications satellite on 3 June, 2200 UTC.
Other Posts:THEMIS arrives in Florida for launch preparationsOrbcomm considers all new satellites total lossesFirst SBIRS-GEO satellite continues to be testedSBIRS programme passes two more milestonesMDA Wins Advanced Technology ContractsSatellite TV is Great – But It’s Even Better on Your PCSES S.A. results Q1 2008Possible Hubble servicing missing not affected by accident

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China announces next Beidou launch

May 31st, 2010 by

China is to launch a fourth Beidou (“Compass”) spacecraft as a part of its indigenous satellite navigation and positioning network.
Other Posts:Astra satellites to carry ‘Europe by Satellite’SES World Skies integrates OU booking systemMDA to design ExoMars robotic chassis for EADS AstriumControlling Your Kid’s Time on Watching Cable TVThe Many Joys of Having a Satellite TV ConnectionGIOVE-A transmits first navigation messageMitsubishi To Offer Sirius Satellite RadioPremiere Hooks Up with HypoVereinsbank

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South Africa’s Q-Kon selects Amos-5 and Amos-5i

May 31st, 2010 by

Space-Communication announced that Q-Kon, a South Africa-based telecom service provider, has leased long term capacity on the Amos-5i satellite (the former AsiaSat 2) and on its planned successor, the Amos-5 satellite.
Other Posts:Astrium signs contract with European Defence AgencyStacking of Ares I-X completedAlcatel-Lucent continues DVB-SH testsDatapath Names Helfgott President, COOLockheed Martin submits bid for Space Situational Awareness ProgramLast New Horizons instrument operationalMTG project hits another obstacleTerrestar-1 almost ready; company secures insurance

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Hayabusa on track for landing in two weeks

May 31st, 2010 by

“Two weeks before its scheduled return to Earth, Japan’s Hayabusa asteroid explorer is halfway through a series of unprecedented ion engine burns to aim the probe for a narrow re-entry corridor toward Australia.” (Spaceflight Now)
Other Posts:How to Jumpstart Your Business With Satellite TV Sports PackagesKourou Soyuz launch pad construction to begin mid-AugustArianespace plans seven to eight launches per year from 2008ITU wants Iran to stop satellite jammingSports Fans Gather Around Satellite TVState Department Quashes AsiaSat Privatization PlanMarshall Communications and AGS extend NASA contractWorldSpace, Inc. to be delisted from Nasdaq

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When in Doubt, Choose Satellite TV Service

May 28th, 2010 by

There is no question that satellite TV is offering a better and more attractive television service these days. Although cable has been around longer and is more well known, people find that once they make the change to satellite, they never look back. There are several reasons for this.
Other Posts:Proton M with three GLONASS-M moves to launch padOrbital Express completes first autonomous free flight and captureMost powerful H-IIA so far launches phone satelliteUSGS, NASA Define Roles For Landsat-7CALIPSO team honoured with NASA Group Achievement AwardPlanck starts manoeuvre aimed at L2 arrivalDatapath Names Helfgott President, COOQuestions Americans Are Asking About Satellite TV

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Today’s Differences – Satellite TV and Cable Compared

May 28th, 2010 by

The world of technology tends to change so quickly that regular people often have a difficult time keeping up. Whether it’s mastering the ins and outs of the latest email browser, figuring out how to program your DVR the minute that you had that VCR working finally, or simply figuring out if you want to be watching things on cable or on satellite, there are more than enough options out there. And worst yet, for those who aren’t actually on top of things, everyone is claiming to be the best and the most tech-forward. How do you actually figure out who is telling the truth?

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