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Aerojet successfully tests new upper stage engine pump

August 12th, 2011 by

Aerojet announced the successful testing of the Upper Stage Engine Technology (USET) Hydrogen Turbopump Assembly (TPA) at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Edwards Air Force Base, California.Other Posts:Unique European gravity-measuring satellite launchedISRO’s GSAT-8 flown to French GuianaHexagon to buy NovAtelLoral Skynet Debuts Skyreach Cellular Backhaul Service With Comtech EF DataWork begun for large J-2X test stand at StennisGLONASS constellation almost complete after latest launchCable Vs Satellite TV – Straight TalkL-3 Communications Wins Multimillion-Dollar Deal

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Loan agreement for Azerspace to be signed

August 12th, 2011 by

Azerbaijan, the U.S. Ex-Im Bank and French bank BNP Paribas will reportedly soon sign a loan agreement to fund the construction of the Azerspace telecommunication satellite.Other Posts:BSkyB, Premiere Conclude New Sports Rights DealsOndas Media Buoyed By New ResearchBoeing Completes Third Laser Communication DemonstrationXilinx QPro radiation-tolerant FPGAs for CrISSynopsis of Satellite TVDelay of the day: COSMO-SkyMed 4Iranian satellite sends telemtry, text message5 Reasons Why Satellite TV Makes the Grade

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Trustcomm takes Jabiru 1 Ka-band capacity

August 12th, 2011 by

NewSat announced the signing of a three-year US$105 million contract with U.S. communications provider TrustComm for capacity on NewSat’s Jabiru 1, scheduled for launch at the end of 2012.Other Posts:Satellite TV Gives You Entertainment ChoicesMonitor-E off again, Khrunichev director confirmsRussia to launch Koronas-Foton in JanuaryEchoStar Affiliate To Provide S-Band Capacity For Mobile Video ProjectWildblue Secures $350 Million Debt FinancingSSC and CNES to share two new antennasZhongxing 6B suffers brief outageLast launch in 2007: Proton lofts three navigation satellites

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Euroconsult: FSS sector continues to grow slower

August 12th, 2011 by

According to a new report from Euroconsult – “Satellite Communications and Broadcasting Markets Survey, Forecasts to 2020″ – the fixed satellite sector grew both in terms of transponder demand (+4.4 percent) and revenue, which reached US$10.8 billion in 2010. However, this is set against a backdrop of slowing growth rates and a more challenging business environment in the next several years.Other Posts:Sogecable Loses Key RightsUpdate: Vinasat-2 planned for launch in 2012TSAT ASIC qualified for space useSatellite Television Solves Your Packaging WoesIntermap Receives Contract For Geospatial Mapping DataBuying an HD DVR for Your Home Entertainment SystemBasketball Fan? Get Your Fix With Satellite TelevisionTalia contracts multiple transponders on NSS-12

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Entertainment Showdown: Cable and Satellite TV Compared

August 12th, 2011 by

When it comes to sitting down at one’s HDTV and enjoying what’s on for the evening, there are choices. People might not realize that these choices extend beyond what is offered up on the channels available, and actually encompass who is offering those channels in the first place. But it’s true; there’s more out there than mere cable service, and if those in charge of dish companies have anything to say about it, all television viewers who haven’t made the shift yet will be won over soon enough.
Other Posts:Iridium System Certified By EASAOrbital Sciences Corporation results 2006Four bidders for Gokturk contract–reportSBIRS HEO payload, associated ground system begin trial operationsArabsat orders two more satellites from Astrium/TASMeasat-3a operational; handed over to operatorSpace helps Coloradans find free beerOS/COMET to be used for Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle

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