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Archive for February 7th, 2011

Minotaur I launches secret payload

February 7th, 2011 by

Rocket: Minotaur I; Payload: NROL-66 [a.k.a. Rapid Pathfinder Program (RPP)]; Date: 6 February 2011, 1226 UTC; Launch Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA. The classified payload is reported to be used by the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) to test new optical or radar imagery systems.Other Posts:Iridium Offers Satellite E-mail Service For Zodiac ShipsTeal Worldwide Mission Model Estimates 2,229 Space PayloadsSEAKR to provide Iridium NEXT communication processorThrust controller failed aboard GSLV-F02Inmarsat Profit Nearly Doubles In 2006Formosat 3 failures ‘no big deal’Spacedev President ResignsModulus Unveils New Class Of Encoders

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Astrobotic Technology Inc. books Falcon 9 for lunar mission

February 7th, 2011 by

Astrobotic Technology Inc. announced it has signed a contract with SpaceX to launch Astrobotic’s robotic payload to the Moon on a Falcon 9. The mission could launch as soon as December 2013.Other Posts:Lockheed Martin To Build NASA’s Crew VehicleBoeing Delta 4 Launches Military Weather SatelliteFirst H-IIB successfully launches first HTVSatellite Installers – Attributes of a Great Installation CompanyExperiencing World Cuisine With Satellite TVXicom power amplifiers orderedGalaxy 15′s zombie trip has come to an endPhoenicia Group Rolls Out BGAN In Libya

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Lockheed Martin to build fifth MUOS satellite

February 7th, 2011 by

Lockheed Martin has received a US$339.6-million contract option from the U.S. Navy for the fifth satellite in the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) constellation.Other Posts:Satellite TV for the Twilight FansDelay of the day: Meteor-MLockheed Martin, Thales Alenia Space to co-operate on radar satellitesThales shareholders approve Alcatel-Lucent dealNext shuttle to lift off on 25 AugustAsia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited interim results H1 2008Raytheon sensor for AIRSSNASA selects science proposals for Solar Probe Plus

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Same procedure as last year: Iran unveils new satellites

February 7th, 2011 by

Iran unveiled what it said were prototypes of four new home-built satellites — Rasad (Observation), Fajr (Dawn), Zafar (Victory) and Amir Kabir-1 and also engines of a Safir-B1 (Ambassador-B1) rocket.Other Posts:TVB to use Hotbird 9 for Chinese TV platformStacking of Ares I-X completedProtostar Secures Series B Funding; Appoints ChairmanLockheed Martin’s Athena part of NASA launch services contractOHB affiliate LuxSpace to build two AIS satellites for OrbcommPlanck starts manoeuvre aimed at L2 arrivalSatellite TV – Past and PresentFour Fantastic Facts About Satellite TV Services Today

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EchoStar 8 suffers SEU

February 7th, 2011 by

EchoStar Corporation notified the U.S. Federal Communications Commission that the EchoStar 8 satellite recently incurred a single event upset (SEU).Other Posts:Honeywell to provide Atlas V equipmentRoskosmos confirms latest Angara delay200th Ariane rocket being assembledMissile Warning Satellite Completes Environmental TestingOpenTV To Power HD Service For Russian DTH OperatorIntelsat 14 arrives at the CapeSES closes split-off transaction with GENASA selects Discovery missions for concept studies

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RRSat Global Communications Network Ltd. results 2010

February 7th, 2011 by

RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ending 31 December 2010.Other Posts:More testing of J-2X rocket engineArrowhead Wins $20 Million DISA Task OrderThe Importance of Sales Monitoring With Your Cable TV TransactionsDelay of the day: Delta 4 Heavy/NROL-32Sirius Chooses Thomson Encoders For Video ServicesMars Reconnaissance Orbiter nears end of aerobrakingU.S. Air Force awards EELV funding contract for Delta 4MDA to provide components for ViaSat-1

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