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Archive for February 1st, 2011

Rokot fails to place GEO-IK-2 in target orbit

February 1st, 2011 by

The Russian Space Forces could not establish contact with the GEO-IK-2 satellite that was launched aboard a Rokot/Briz-KM from Plesetsk on 1 February 2011, 1400 UTC. Latest reports indicate the spacecraft ended up in a useless orbit.
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GOES-R preliminary design review completed

February 1st, 2011 by

The Lockheed Martin team designing NASA and NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-series (GOES-R) weather satellite has successfully completed its system Preliminary Design Review.
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DISH Network to purchase DBSD

February 1st, 2011 by

DISH Network Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the equity of the reorganised DBSD North America, Inc., a hybrid satellite and terrestrial communications company, for approximately US$1 billion.
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NewSat acquires satellite slots

February 1st, 2011 by

NewSat Limited has entered into an agreement to acquire orbital slots for accommodating satellites. Currently licensed to AP Kypros Satellites Limited, a range of frequency assignments at several orbital slots will be exclusively sublicensed to NewSat, the company said.
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Cable TV or Satellite TV: Which One Has The Best Deal?

February 1st, 2011 by

Lots of people say that the voice of the great television industry would be either cable or satellite. There are specific guidelines that we should get satellite TV deals in order to be the best bait today. If you look at the current industrial situation, you will see that a large proportion of satellite TV provider in the market is very busy, but not all are worth it.
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How Satellite TV Got The Higher Edge On Cable Television

February 1st, 2011 by

During the old days of watching TV, television viewers are spoiled enough for choice and can be difficult for a decision. Depending on your needs, home location and budget, there is a wide range of alternatives and different TV packages for you.
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