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Archive for January 19th, 2011

Delay of the day: HTV2

January 19th, 2011 by

The launch of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 2 (H-IIB F2) with Japan’s HTV2 “Kounotori2″ cargo transporter to the International Space Station onboard has been rescheduled.
Other Posts:First commercial ULA Atlas V launches ICO G1, sets payload recordNew launch date set for TerraSARSpace Micro’s Proton100k computer launched into spaceCassini mission gets second extensionFive more Baikonur launches planned this yearLockheed to continue work on weather satellite stationsIranian university announces EO satelliteRussia to abandon ISS soon? Not really

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200th Ariane rocket delivered

January 19th, 2011 by

The 200th Ariane launcher has been delivered to Arianespace at the Spaceport, where it will receive the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) payload for lift-off on 15 February on a servicing mission to the International Space Station.
Other Posts:Iridium Satellite LLC results 2007Integral Systems appoints new Chief Operating OfficerSES creates consolidated engineering divisionThuraya 3 launch date rescheduledEutelsat Chooses Alcatel Alenia Space For W7 SatelliteGilat Satellite Networks Ltd. results Q3 2008ATK test fires LOX/Methane engine in vacuumRussia still has plans for Gonets constellation

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Stardust-NExT approaching target comet

January 19th, 2011 by

NASA’s Stardust-NExT spacecraft will fly by comet Tempel 1 at approximately 0437 UTC on 15 February. The mission will allow scientists for the first time to look for changes on a comet’s surface that occurred following an orbit around the sun.
Other Posts:Proton sales month?Newtec improves efficiency level of Russian satellitesSES-1 pre-launch detailsSBIRS GEO-1 bus, payload matedMore problems during GIOVE B testing, reportDetermining If Satellite Television is the Right ChoiceSea Launch Moving Closer To Return FlightSatellite TV Packages – 10 Advantages of Satellite Service

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Astrium to provide communications services to German troops

January 19th, 2011 by

The German Bundeswehr has awarded a contract to Astrium for space technologies for the delivery of “Welfare Communication Services” to deployed German troops. The multi-million euro contract covers current and future Bundeswehr operations.
Other Posts:Partnership Delivers Broadband To Remote Areas Of CanadaTaurus II to lift off from MARST-VIPs Wins Russian Space DealBurning ship could delay China’s trip to the moonAriane 5 launches satellites for Japan, USASinosat-2 Satellite Reported To Have Shut DownISRO categorically denies ‘disappearance’ of INSAT 4CRUpdate: Russian military (navigation?) satellite launched

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Satellite TV Channels Uninterested in Kennedys Miniseries

January 19th, 2011 by

The surname ‘Kennedy’ has been a household name for many generations. People are familiar with the family from their political legacy, their wealth, their celebrity and their tragedies. There exists a great amount of curiosity about this famous family whose controversies and catastrophes have been so public, but yet somehow so private at the same time. It’s evident that more is going on just below the surface than the average member of the general public sees, and many admirers and adversaries would give quite a lot for just a quick peek into the real world and the real history behind the Kennedy family. Producers of a new mini-series aptly named “The Kennedys” were counting on this curiosity and intrigue when they created a work based on the lives of the members of the Kennedy family. Now, what they are finding is that while public interest might be strong, the interest […]

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Satellite TV Brings Spanish Language Programming to Viewers

January 19th, 2011 by

To date the United States of America has no official language. As we are a country of immigrants there has never been an official language laid out. While the most predominant language is English, there are other languages that are also widely spoken in the country. The second most spoken language in the United States is Spanish, followed by Chinese. Television programming has tried, especially in recent years, to cater to people who speak languages other than English. With satellite tv programming there have been more and more channels that cater to Spanish speakers.Other Posts:Consider Purchasing Satellite TVAscent Media Network Services Names Managing Director For SingaporeFirst German spy satellite completedNorthrop Grumman completes study of EPS payloadILS and SES announce three new Proton launchesCartosat-2B to be launched on 9 MayOrbital Express mission runs into problem, report3D TV – The Future of Sports Broadcasting?

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