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Archive for November 21st, 2011

How To Choose A Satellite Television Provider

November 21st, 2011 by

The number of businesses that offer ways for consumers to watch popular and niche oriented TV channels appears to grow year on year. If you love nothing more than sitting down in front of a large screen plasma TV after a hard day at work, it is important that you sign up with a provider who offers the type of programming that you would enjoy. Satellite television is now thought of as a more diverse option than regular cable TV.Other Posts:Six more Globalstars in orbitOne new Orbcomm satellite lost; problems with others continueOptical instrument for first Pleiades satellite readyAffordable Satellite TV Packages and Quality ProgrammingLockheed to build Orion crew vehicleCOMS-1 launch planned in first half 2010NASA Stardust adjusts flight path for comet meetup120 channels on Americom’s IP-PRIME

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Delay of the day: Mars Science Laboratory

November 21st, 2011 by

The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V carrying NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) has been delayed one day.

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AsiaSat 7 to launch on 25 November

November 21st, 2011 by

AsiaSat 7, a new communications satellite of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), is scheduled for launch at 1910 UTC on 25 November by an ILS Proton Briz M launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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SES-4 arrives at launch base

November 21st, 2011 by

Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) announced that the SES-4 satellite that it designed and built for SES has arrived at the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan, where it will be launched aboard an ILS Proton Briz M vehicle provided by International Launch Services (ILS).

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Fobos-Grunt likely misses last exit to Mars

November 21st, 2011 by

Russia seems to have missed the last chance to put its Fobos-Grunt probe back on track. The window for Fobos-Grunt’s flight closed on 21 November. Even if the craft’s engines can be started, it won’t be able to reach its original target.

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Thales Alenia Space and ISS Reshetnev to set up joint venture

November 21st, 2011 by

According to Northrop Grumman, the first of two Defense Weather Satellite System (DWSS) spacecraft is being developed and verified using the Electrical Engineering Model Testbed to conduct the Satellite Integration and Test (I&T) processes much earlier than usual. Risk is reduced sooner rather than later in the I&T phase when satellite development is much further along and delays are more costly, the company said.

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