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Archive for November 17th, 2011

Shenzhou 8 lands after successful docking experiment

November 17th, 2011 by

China’s unmanned Shenzhou 8 spacecraft has returned to Earth after it docked twice with the orbiting Tiangong 1 module.Other Posts:Meteosat-8 likely hit by micro-meteorite or space junkIntegral Systems submits GPS OCX proposalSpacehab, Incorporated results Q2 FY2008EMS Satcom Unveils Mobile Access RouterISS-Reshetnev to build three more satellites for RSCCCommercial space transportation capabilities agreements signedSBIRS GEO-1 testing continuesChina to launch first natural disaster monitoring satellite

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Boeing ships WGS-4 to Cape Canaveral for January launch

November 17th, 2011 by

Boeing shipped its fourth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to undergo final preparations for a scheduled January launch. The new WGS satellite will join three others that are already on orbit and carrying the bulk of satellite communications traffic for U.S. armed forces and other government agencies.Other Posts:ESA Hires Thales Alenia Space For S-band RepeaterC-COM develops inclined orbit satellite tracking capabilityFCC Grants Extension To ICOThe DVR Receiver is Changing the Way We Watch TelevisionUpdate: Israel announces launch of new spy satelliteKorea Telecom secures Intelsat 17 capacityNorthrop integrates AEHF antennasEC proposes Galileo be paid with unused funds

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Two Astrium space systems head for Mars aboard Curiosity rover

November 17th, 2011 by

NASA’s new Mars rover, Curiosity, will be launched on 25 November from Cape Canaveral in Florida on an Atlas V rocket. Aboard the vehicle are two systems developed and built by Astrium in Spain under bilateral collaboration agreements between NASA, the Spanish Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) and the Spanish National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA).Other Posts:Continued Land Launch delays force Asiasat 5 switch to ILSCable TV 101: Building Relationships To Your CustomersTalia launches satellite Internet network on NSS-703Yet another new launch date for South Korea’s first rocketNASA confirms 8 June as STS-117 launch dateDawn switches on ion engineNASA’s GLAST Burst Monitor set for spacecraft integrationInmarsat Holdings Limited results Q1 2007

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Harris delivers mesh reflectors for MUOS

November 17th, 2011 by

Harris Corporation has delivered two unfurlable mesh reflectors to Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, California for integration on the first Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite, an Ultra High Frequency (UHF) satellite communications system under development for the U.S. Navy.Other Posts:Tandberg To Combine With ArrisThe Possibility of Providing a Cheap Satellite TV Package With More ChannelsHigh Definition Differences Between Satellite TV and CableSuccessful final acceptance of SAR-Lupe by Germany’s Armed ForcesBNSC funds space surveillance projectNASA’s first Ka-band antenna network unveiledFourth reaction wheel failure ends FUSE missionStudy: NASA Squeezing Out Small Science Missions

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Assembly stand for JWST flight optics completed

November 17th, 2011 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation and its teammate ITT Exelis have finished installation of the giant structural steel frame used to assemble the mirrors and instruments of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Northrop Grumman is leading the design and development effort for the telescope under contract to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.Other Posts:XM Satellite Radio Comes Standard In 2007 AcurasAdvantech squeezes 155.52 Mbps into 36 MHz bandwidthNorsat unveils single backpack portable satellite terminalUpdate: Ariane 5GS launches Intelsat 11, Optus D2European-built Node 3 starts its journey to the ISSEchoStar resells WildBlue high-speed Internet serviceLiven Up Your Business’s Waiting Area With Satellite TVDelays of the day: Vinasat, Razaksat

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Learn About How The Satellite TV You Love So Much Operates

November 17th, 2011 by

It is a chilly weekend afternoon. You are reclining on the couch, watching a football game on satellite TV. Your favorite team is thrashing their bitter opponents. The last thought on your mind is the technology being used to beam the signals miles away from the stadium to your home. However, without this technology, your weekend afternoon would have been entirely different.

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