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Satellite DTH Boom Continues

July 25th, 2012 by

London, UK, July 26, 2012–The number of pay Direct to Home (DTH)  homes for 80 countries covered in a new report by Digital TV Research will be 220 million by end-2017, up from 154 million at end-2011 and 91 million at end-2007. India will lead the sector with 50.9 million pay DTH homes in 2017, followed by the US with 36.5 million. Russia (14.7 million) and Brazil (14.6 million) will take third and fourth places respectively.

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Worldwide Mobile Data Traffic Will Exceed 107 Exabytes in 2017, But That Doesn’t Imply a Data Tsunami

July 25th, 2012 by

London, UK., July 25, 2012–The global volume of mobile data traffic will exceed 107 exabytes in 2017, shows a new forecast from ABI Research. This total traffic volume will be eight times more than what is expected for 2012. But how significant a growth rate would this represent, exactly?

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China launches third data relay satellite

July 25th, 2012 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3C; Payload: Tian Lian 1C (Tianlian 1C, TL-1C, CTDRS-1C); Date: 25 July 2012, 1543 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The satellite, a tracking and data relay satellite similar to the United States’ TDRS spacecraft, is the third in the series.
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NASA’s Space Launch System passes major agency review

July 25th, 2012 by

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Program completed a combined System Requirements Review and System Definition Review, which set requirements of the overall launch vehicle system. SLS now moves ahead to its preliminary design phase.
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ESA studies future of Europe’s launch services

July 25th, 2012 by

ESA has begun investigating the feasibility of a new approach for European access to space, aimed at making Europe’s launch services fully self-sufficient over the long haul.
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NASA awards Astrotech Space Operations TDRS-L satellite processing contract

July 25th, 2012 by

Astrotech Corporation, (ASTC) and its Astrotech Space Operations subsidiary (ASO) announced that NASA has awarded Astrotech a US$2.0 million task order to provide facilities and pre-launch processing services for the scheduled 2013 launch of Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-L).
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