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Archive for February 2nd, 2011

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

February 2nd, 2011 by

Russia’s military has located the GEO-IK-2 satellite that went missing after launch aboard a Rokot/Briz-KM from Plesetsk.
Other Posts:Last Proton launch of 2009 successfulATK awards US$257 million contract to USASSTL deliver on-board GPS receiver to SpaceDevAtlas V launches six experimental military satellitesDeployable radiator system to keep TSAT coolMDA to develop lunar rover prototypesMDA to update e-GEOS ground station for Radarsat-2 receptionZombiesat approaches next satellite

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Orbcomm’s last AIS-enabled satellite kaput

February 2nd, 2011 by

Orbcomm said its ability to provide satellite AIS [i.e. ship tracking] service has been interrupted as a result of the loss of the remaining AIS-enabled Quick-Launch satellite (“QL3″) which exhibited communications failure toward the end of the fourth quarter 2010.
Other Posts:Honeywell’s SERDES selected for International Space StationAkari ends first phase of observationsThe Importance of Cable TV Retail PricingDelay of the day: Nimiq 4Comparing Direct TV Against Comcast CableMDA signs major Radarsat-2 information solutionUpdate: Israel announces launch of new spy satelliteFTMSC Becomes Vizada

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Boeing awards MEXSAT contracts to Hughes, Frequency

February 2nd, 2011 by

Hughes Network Systems and Frequency Electronics have separately announced contract awards by Boeing for Mexico’s new satellite communications programme known as MEXSAT.
Other Posts:Chinese moon picture photoshopped but no fakeArianespace signs contracts with EADS CASA, OerlikonBoeing Delta II to launch COSMO-SkyMed satellitesChina’s new launch site to open later than expectedA New View of QuasarsAbertis Considering Acquisition Of Stake In HispasatLatest GPS satellite readyMass resignation of TerreStar management

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NASA Stardust adjusts flight path for comet meetup

February 2nd, 2011 by

Just over two weeks before its flyby of comet Tempel 1, NASA’s Stardust spacecraft fired its thrusters to help refine its flight path toward the comet.
Other Posts:GenCorp gets Air Force dealThe Importance of Sales Monitoring With Your Cable TV TransactionsUpdate: Falcon 1 fails on first operational flightAtlas V WGS-2 launch targeted no earlier than 3 AprilESA delays ExoMars, may switch to Ariane 5Europe Approves Apax Acquisition Of Telenor SatelliteSatellite TV Dish Setup is Not ComplicatedWhy Cable TV Subscribers Love High Definition

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Full funding package achieved for European Data Relay System

February 2nd, 2011 by

After more than two years of negotiations, ESA governments have committed the subscriptions needed to begin full-scale development of the European Data Relay System (EDRS) and the contract will be signed by March 2011.
Other Posts:Software update to help fix Kepler problemsUpdate: Russian navigation satellites on their wayU.S. clears ALSAT launch on PSLVUS$1.8 billion credit facility for the construction of Iridium NEXTGilat public offering brings US$68.4 millionDelay of the day: Minotaur IV/SBSSFully Enjoying Satellite TV With DVR TechnologySuperbird-7, AMC-21 launch results

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Watching Satellite TV With DVR Technology

February 2nd, 2011 by

Professionals and other business types who work long hours and lead busy lives often have little time for leisure activities that they want to enjoy. Given their stress levels, they need to find time to relax, decompress, and escape the stressful realities of work. However, their busy schedules often coincide with such activities, including even television shows. Perhaps, they have a meeting that runs late. Or perhaps, work has piled up and the professional needs to stay in the office until it gets completed. Whatever the reason, the busy schedules often bar them from enjoying their favorite satellite television programs.
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