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Archive for August 4th, 2010

Arianespace launches two satellites for Africa, announces new contracts

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Rocket: Ariane 5 ECA; Payload: Rascom-QAF1R, Nilesat 201; Date: 4 August 2010, 2201 UTC; Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana. Nilesat 201 was released first in the flight sequence, being deployed from the top of Ariane 5’s payload “stack” at just under 29 minutes into the mission, followed by RASCOM-QAF1R.
Other Posts:COM DEV delivers key instrument for HerschelHot Bird 8 Launched Aboard Proton RocketChina’s Beidou to offer free civilian signalRaytheon Nets Global Broadcast Service AwardManoeuvre targets MESSENGER for first Mercury encounterJWST passes Mission Critical Design ReviewAlcatel Demonstrates S-Band Over Handheld In EuropeEurope’s ATV automatically docks to the ISS on first attempt

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New launch date set for Japan’s Michibiki

August 4th, 2010 by

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency have announced a new date for the launch of the first quasi-zenith satellite “Michibiki” aboard H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 18.
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Ukraine delays delivery of Taurus II parts

August 4th, 2010 by

Ukraine’s state owned company Yuzhmash postponed the delivery of a basic part of the Taurus-II launch vehicle’s first stage to Orbital in the U.S., the Ukranian company said in a statement.
Other Posts:U.S. satellite radio monopoly formally approvedGilat partners with CJSC Global-TeleportWildBlue 1 shipped to KourouDMSP Satellite Completes Vacuum TestBatelco To Offer IP Satellite ServicesFTA Satellite Receiver – Expand Your Viewing OptionsIndian Navy to get satellite next yearSecret space plane’s orbit found

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Inmarsat orders three satellites from Boeing – report

August 4th, 2010 by

Inmarsat has reportedly ordered three Ka-band satellites from Boeing for about US$1 billion.
Other Posts:Thales Alenia Space Signs $306.7M Deal with ESAAstrium-built Inmarsat-4 F3 satellite successfully deployed in orbitTAS, NPO-PM to jointly develop satellite platformSatellite Installers – Attributes of a Great Installation CompanyOrbital receives IRIS launch contractFunding for six more GSLV flights approvedSES Astra to provide antennas, training for VinasatNASA to check for unlikely winter survival of Mars lander

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First next-gen GLONASS satellite completes acoustic tests

August 4th, 2010 by

Acoustic tests on a new generation GLONASS-K navigation satellite have been completed at a plant in southern Russia.
Other Posts:RapidEye pre-launch detailsAmericom’s IP-PRIME grows to nearly 300 channelsHome2US Chooses Irdeto For Security Of U.S. Bulgarian Entertainment NetworkRRSat Post Record Quarter For Revenues, Net IncomeEnd II End Communications Appoints Regional Representative for Southeast Asia and the Middle EastIndia Launches Insat-4CR SpacecraftDelay of the day: Chandrayaan 1New ISS crew launches

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O3b selects Europe Media Port as its first gateway teleport operator

August 4th, 2010 by

Provider of satellite network O3b Networks Ltd (O3b) announced that it has selected Europe Media Port (EMP) a teleport company, to be the first provider of Gateway Teleport services for O3b’s global network.
Other Posts:SpaceDev flies prototype hybrid rocket lunar landerAlarm via satellitePreparations underway for the launch of Intelsat 15Talk of the worldNSR: Consumer satellite broadband to overtake broadband VSATRussia says Angara is on scheduleIntegral to upgrade JSAT ground system for JCSAT-11NASA’s Shuttle Endeavour begins mission to the Space Station

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