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Archive for February 15th, 2011

Delay of the day: ATV-2 “Johannes Kepler”

February 15th, 2011 by

Tonight’s Ariane 5 mission with Europe’s second Automated Transfer Vehicle has been postponed following a hold during the final countdown at the Spaceport in French Guiana.
Other Posts:Watch Quality Movies Commercial Free 24 Hours a DayMDA to study an Italy-Canada hyperspectral missionInmarsat’s Brazilian Island OpportunityBall Aerospace, NASA achieve key technology milestone for JWSTIridium piggyback payloads studiedNewest Telesat satellite enters serviceBBC Exec Confident About Freesat ProspectsHow Pay-Per-View Shows Are Special To The Cable TV Customers?

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Stardust completes comet flyby

February 15th, 2011 by

NASA’s Stardust spacecraft has completed its closest approach with comet Tempel 1.
Other Posts:GLONASS satellite retiredCompetition of launch providers may be heating upA2100 satellite fleet accumulates 300 years in orbitBSkyB Steps Up Telecoms PlansGlory Earth science satellite arrives at VandenbergNew space agency and new international space centre for UKShop Latino TV Selects Intelsat For Cable Distribution PlatformArianespace to launch BSAT-3b for Japan

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COM DEV Europe to supply equipment for oceanography satellite

February 15th, 2011 by

COM DEV Europe Ltd, a subsidiary of COM DEV International, announced the signing of a contract, valued in excess of EUR3 million, with Thales Alenia Space of France to provide ferrite-based switching payload equipment on CFOSAT, a joint French/Chinese ocean wind and wave monitoring satellite.
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Sirius XM Radio results 2010

February 15th, 2011 by

Sirius XM Radio announced full year 2010 financial results.
Other Posts:DirecTV Activates HD Local Channels In Four StatesNorthrop to continue work on upper stage engine technologySecond SBIRS GEO completes payload mating operationsAkatsuki was hit by fuel pressure drop, attitude lossSpaceDev to develop new reflectors technology for AFRLCause for N2O explosion at Scaled Composites still unknownOHB-System to study ESA’s Marco Polo asteroid mission5 Reasons Why Satellite TV Makes the Grade

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ARD, ZDF take five Astra transponders for HD TV

February 15th, 2011 by

SES Astra said it has concluded a multi-transponder, multi-year agreement with the German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF to secure satellite capacity for the transmission of High Definition (HD) programmes.
Other Posts:SpaceDev selected as contractor for DARPA propulsion programmeNew Russian dual-use communication satellite put into serviceCapRock acquires ArrowheadAcquisition of Stratos by CIP Canada completedEU decision on sale of Alcatel Alenia Space expected tomorrowSIA’s Second Annual DoD Commercial Satcom Users Workshop Slated For DecemberHead of Taiwan’s space agency detained over illegal spendingILS, Telesat Canada Sign To Launch Nimiq 5 In ’09

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Elettronica Industriale takes additional Hotbird transponder

February 15th, 2011 by

Elettronica Industriale, the network operator of Italy’s Mediaset Group, and Eutelsat Communications announced the signature of a 12-year contract for capacity at the Hotbird video neighbourhood.
Other Posts:First next-gen GLONASS satellite completes acoustic testsAEHF is out, TSAT is in — reportBall Aerospace to ship WISE spacecraftSatellite TV For Sports FansSES Astra creates new broadband companyOrbcomm Inc. results Q1 2007Astrium, VAST sign contract for Vietnamese EO satelliteSouth Korea declares first multipurpose satellite lost

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