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Archive for May 14th, 2012

NASA modifies launch service contract to add Falcon 9 rocket

May 14th, 2012 by

NASA has announced a modification of its NASA Launch Services (NLS) II contract with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) to add an additional configuration of the Falcon 9 rocket to its fleet.Other Posts:RRsat expands TV programming platform via Galaxy 19Sirius Satellite Radio results Q1 2008ICO North America files for bankruptcyDIRECTV MR34 5 Tuner High Definition Digital Video RecorderDigitalGlobe Adds To Image Library ExpansionWhy Cable TV is Inferior to Satellite TVGlobalstar announces Coface backing for proposed financingTerraSAR-X radar satellite to become a key data source for GMES

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India’s indigenous cryogenic engine tested successfully

May 14th, 2012 by

The acceptance test of the indigenous cryogenic engine for the forthcoming GSLV-D5 flight was conducted successfully for 200 seconds on 2 May 2012 at Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) test facilities at Mahendragiri.Other Posts:Satellite TV As the Best Alternative to Watching Sports LiveHow To Build Relationships With The Cable TV Forum Members?WGS SV-1 shipped to Cape CanaveralSpacenet Reinvents Home and Small-Office Satellite Services with All-New StarBand NovaAustralia marks launch of first satelliteMedium-Hopping – This American Life Makes the Leap From Radio to Satellite TVEMS Satcom Completes SwiftBroadband Flight Tests On Corporate Transatlantic FlightsRRsat announces retirement of Chief Executive Officer

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Iran to launch Fajr in May or June

May 14th, 2012 by

Iran will launch the experimental Fajr observation satellite soon, although different dates have been announced.Other Posts:Knowing the Facts About HD Satellite TVRussia still has plans for Gonets constellationKazakhstan announces stricter rule for Proton launchesSES-2 satellite launch preparations kick off in KourouDish TV and Its Impact on KidsWildBlue Names Adolph As CFOIndia’s first indigenous cryo engine to fly by year-endGilat Satellite Networks Ltd. results Q2 2010

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JCSAT-13/Vinasat-2 pre-launch details

May 14th, 2012 by

The Ariane 5 mission with a “mirror” pair of relay satellites for Japan and Vietnam has been given the go-ahead for lift-off on 15 May from the Spaceport in French Guiana.Other Posts:YellowSat takes inclined orbit capacity on NSS-703SinoSat 2 fails to open solar panels, reportSmartphone Space App competition launchedChina to launch new meteorological satellite in MayUpdate: Rokot launches several satellitesMultilingual Television Viewing From Satellite TVEutelsat W3B moved from CZ to Ariane 5Cable TV 101: Setting Up Your Own Campaign

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EchoStar XVII arrives in French Guiana

May 14th, 2012 by

The EchoStar XVII satellite (f.k.a. Jupiter), designed and built by Space Systems/Loral for Hughes Network Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will be launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle by Arianespace.Other Posts:Iridium Receives DISA Contract; Completes Phase One Test With Marine CorpsKeep Up With Your Team With Satellite TelevisionICG Gets FAA Approval For Boeing PartsModular Space Vehicle successfully completes preliminary design reviewGravity probe measures Earth’s dent in space-timeGLONASS constellation completion slips back againXM Names Chief Marketing OfficerPuckorius Leaves Geoeye

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Astrium hands over Y1B to Yahsat

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Astrium successfully completed the Launch and Early Orbit Phase operations of the Y1B satellite, conducted from its spacecraft control centre in Toulouse (France), and passed control over to the Al Yah Satellite Communications Ccompany (Yahsat).Other Posts:Delay of the day: CryoSatEutelsat receives largest launch insurance package from Willis InspaceLast New Horizons instrument operationalWhat Makes You Think That Cable TV Bundles Are Needed?MBCo pulls plug on satellite multimedia serviceOne new Orbcomm satellite lost; problems with others continueWhat is Free to View Digital TV?SMOS unfolds antenna arms

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