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Archive for August 9th, 2010

ESA extends ExoMars contract with Thales Alenia Space

August 9th, 2010 by

The European Space Agency has awarded a Contract Change Notice to Thales Alenia Space worth EUR98 million for the ExoMars mission to Mars. This latest contract covers the second extension of the mission’s Phase B2 (B2X2) and the second major segment of the program’s development to prepare the production phase (advanced C/D).

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KT and ABS sign multi-transponder condosat agreement

August 9th, 2010 by

KT Corporation (KT) and Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) announced that they have signed a multi-million dollar deal for multiple C and Ku-band transponders on ABS’ satellites, including the new ABS-2 satellite scheduled to be operational by the first quarter of 2013.

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Globalstar accepts first three new satellites

August 9th, 2010 by

Globalstar, Inc. has taken delivery of the first three second-generation satellites from manufacturer Thales Alenia Space. Globalstar officials authorised acceptance of the new satellites at the Thales Alenia Space satellite manufacturing facility in Rome.

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Update: Inmarsat order of three Boeing satellites confirmed

August 9th, 2010 by

“Boeing Scores 3-Satellite Deal With Inmarsat,” Aero-News Network titled recently, adding the question “But… Did They Offer A Quantity Discount?” At least, it wouldn’t be surprising.

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Thaicom 2 to save 50.5 degrees East slot?

August 9th, 2010 by

Thaicom plans to relocate its Thaicom 2 satellite to a new slot in order to secure Thailand’s rights to that position.

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Orbcomm Inc. results Q2 2010

August 9th, 2010 by

Orbcomm Inc. announced financial results for the second quarter ending 30 June 2010.

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