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Archive for August 24th, 2010

China launches 3D mapping satellite

August 24th, 2010 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 2D; Payload: Tian Hui-1 (TH-1); Date: 24 August, 0710 UTC; Launch Site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, China. State media said the mapping satellite had entered into the preset orbit.
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Briz M arrives at Baikonur for Sirius XM-5 launch

August 24th, 2010 by

The Briz M upper stage (US) that will be used as a forth stage on a Proton M rocket to insert into orbit the Sirius XM-5 satellite was delivered to Baikonur Cosmodrome on a Russian AN-124-100 ‘Ruslan’ transport aircraft of Polet Airlines.
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Boeing to build military hosted UHF payload for IS-27

August 24th, 2010 by

Boeing announced it has received a contract from Intelsat to provide a second ultra-high frequency (UHF) hosted payload on another of the four commercial communications satellites that Intelsat ordered from Boeing last year.
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US, EU navigation systems work together well

August 24th, 2010 by

A US/EU working group designed to enhance co-operation for the next generation GPS and Galileo has recently completed an assessment of the global, combined performance for GPS Space-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) receivers using the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) and the GPS Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) supporting safety-of-life applications.
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HBO to serve Latin America via Intelsat

August 24th, 2010 by

Intelsat S.A. announced that HBO Latin America Group (HBO LAG) has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract with Intelsat to increase its programme distribution to viewers across Latin America.
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Finally: self-cleaning solar panels

August 24th, 2010 by

Every time NASA reported decreasing power levels for their Mars rovers caused by dust deposits on their solar arrays, I felt tempted to (jokingly) ask why NASA just didn’t equip them with some converted windscreen wipers. Now, scientists have come up with a high-tech solution to the problem: self-dusting solar panels that could also prove useful on Earth.
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