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Archive for January 13th, 2011

New dates for shuttle launches

January 13th, 2011 by

NASA is targeting 2150 UTC on 24 February for the launch of space shuttle Discovery’s STS-133 mission to the International Space Station.
Other Posts:Satmex signs agreement with SS/L for Satmex 7COM DEV delivers key instrument for HerschelElectrical tests are next for first GLONASS-K satelliteAn Ideal Moment to Step Into Satellite TVGlobalstar announces Coface backing for proposed financingDSCS III completes 200 years in orbitProton failure possibly caused by over-fuellingNASA, m2mi to work on nanosat constellation

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KA-SAT arrives at 9 degrees East

January 13th, 2011 by

Following the successful completion of all scheduled manoeuvres since launch, the KA-SAT satellite of Eutelsat Communications is now positioned at its definitive location in geostationary orbit at 9 degrees East.
Other Posts:Iridium Receives DISA Contract; Completes Phase One Test With Marine CorpsShould Satellite TV Be Worried About Internet TV Viewing?Intelsat, Ltd. results Q1 2007Delay of the day: Rasad 1Radio glitch delays Phoenix schedule by one dayNew theory regarding GSLV-F06 failureSatellite TV Is More Convenient and Affordable Than You ThoughtSatellite operators launch new lobbying effort in the U.S.

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Yet another satellite life extension project

January 13th, 2011 by

U.S. Space LLC, a U.S.-based creator of dedicated space solutions for government and commercial clients, and ATK announced the creation of ViviSat, a new satellite life extension venture.
Other Posts:Andrew to stay single: merger cancelled, takeover bid rejectedQuikScat antenna failsTypes of Exclusive Programming For Satellite TVSERVIS-2 fit check with Rokot adapter system successfully performedGOES-O flown to launch siteYamal-300K takes formBoeing Completes GPS 3 System Design ReviewSirius Increases Revenue, Narrows Loss In Second Quarter

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Galileo – an evil empire’s stupid idea?

January 13th, 2011 by

The head of German company OHB Technology, Berry Smutny, called the European Galileo navigation satellite system a “stupid idea” being pushed by France for military reasons, according to a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable. Mr. Smutny, whose company ironically is the main contractor for the first 14 Galileo satellites, denies having said this – and other things. Yes, it’s WikiLeaks/Cablegate time again.
Other Posts:MESSENGER to visit Mercury for the second timeIran announces yet another satelliteGOES Satellite Completes On-Orbit TestingViaSat To Supply VSAT DVB-S2 Broadband NetworkInteractivity TV – Beyond the Remote ControlRaytheon Achieves Satellite Communications, GPS MilestonesOne channel of Hubble’s ACS back onlineThe Importance of Learning About Satellite TV

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Integral Systems retains financial advisor

January 13th, 2011 by

Integral Systems, Inc., announced that the company is considering strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value, including acquisitions, mergers, sale of the company or other transactions.
Other Posts:Integral demos CCS-C support of TCP/IP SLE protocolAustralia, USA to co-operate on space surveillanceHarris to compete for U.S. Air Force’s NSOM contractGeoEye, Inc. results Q3 2009NASA successfully completes first series of Ares engine testsColorado Senators Want Probe Of DirecTV Over HDTV SignalsNear Earth Creates Near Earth Advisory For Investment Baking ServicesNDS Sees Healthy Revenue Increase

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Sun takes two more transponders on Measat-3

January 13th, 2011 by

Measat Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. announced the execution of an agreement for the provision of two additional Ku-band transponders to Sun Direct.
Other Posts:KazSat 1 goes awry again: ‘That’s it. It’s gone.’New launch date for South Korean rocketSISLink Signs Deal With Sky NewsSpaceX completes development of regeneratively cooled rocket engineUpgrade Your Cable TV Service Package WiselyProgress updates Bion-M satelliteLate Cartoonist Anderson a Pioneer for Contemporary Satellite TV GenreTalia Leases Transponder From Arabsat

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