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Archive for June 9th, 2010

Japan sets launch date for first HEO navigation augmentation satellite

June 9th, 2010 by

The launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 18 (H-IIA F18) with the first Quasi-Zenith Satellite “Michibiki” onboard is scheduled for 2 August, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced. The satellite is the first in Japan’s planned three-spacecraft GPS augmentation constellation.

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TAS to build Eutelsat W6A

June 9th, 2010 by

Eutelsat Communications has selected Thales Alenia Space to build a 40-transponder Ku-band satellite enabling a 50 percent increase in capacity operated at its 21.5 degrees East location in geostationary orbit.

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SS/L delivers EchoStar XV

June 9th, 2010 by

Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) has shipped a new communications satellite built for DISH Network to the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan, where it is scheduled to launch in early July aboard an ILS Proton Briz M vehicle provided by International Launch Services (ILS).

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FASTSAT satellite readies for shipment to Alaska

June 9th, 2010 by

NASA has successfully completed a comprehensive pre-shipment review of the Fast, Affordable, Science and Technology Satellite, or FASTSAT, a small, microsatellite class spacecraft bus that will carry six experiment payloads to low-Earth orbit.

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atrexx launches triple service on Amos-5i

June 9th, 2010 by

German satellite service provider atrexx has announced the launch of a trio of services aimed specifically at customers based in Africa, with additional coverage of the Middle East region.

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Catch All Your Favorite Teams With a Satellite TV Package

June 9th, 2010 by

One of the things that satellite TV is well known for is it is fabulous sports packages. There isn’t a single cable competitor that can begin to compete with the amount of options and high quality coverage that satellite TV can offer. For this reason, many serious sports fans have switched their television service to satellite recently. The programming and coverage in other types of shows and movies are also excellent, so the superb sporting events package is like the icing on the cake.

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