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Archive for June 29th, 2010

ITT delivers CrIS sensor for NPP satellite

June 29th, 2010 by

An advanced infrared sensor designed to improve weather forecasting around the world has been delivered for integration and testing on the precursor satellite to the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS).

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Aerojet’s xenon ion thruster exceeds 30,000 hours of operation

June 29th, 2010 by

Aerojet announced that its ion propulsion engine – built in partnership between Aerojet and NASA’s Glenn Research Center – has completed a test series encompassing the requirements of a wide range of space missions, including the recently announced Flagship Technology Demonstrator first mission (FTD-1).

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ISS-Reshetnev says GLONASS-K is on track

June 29th, 2010 by

Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems said it hosted a visiting committee meeting on the status of the next-generation GLONASS-K spacecraft currently in production at the company.

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MDA receives contracts for NASA New Frontiers candidate missions

June 29th, 2010 by

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. announced the award of several contracts to develop advanced technology concepts for NASA’s New Frontiers Program.

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Make Satellite TV Your Home Entertainment Mainstay

June 29th, 2010 by

There are many reasons why satellite TV makes a whole lot of sense when it comes to fulfilling your entertainment needs. It’s cheap and it has a wide selection of high quality programming. Most often, though, people tune into movies.
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4 Satellite TV Alternatives That Don’t Measure Up

June 29th, 2010 by

Many people don’t realize just how good satellite TV is in terms of being an affordable and effective entertainment solution. Sometimes, people just need to consider their alternatives in order to put things in perspective. The other options all tend to be more expensive and somewhat inconvenient. In the end, most people discover that though many alternatives are nice to do once in a while, they don’t measure up to the kind of service satellite offers on a daily basis, as the following 4 examples clearly illustrate.
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