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Archive for September 28th, 2012

Astra 2F, GSAT-10 launched by Ariane 5

September 28th, 2012 by

Rocket: Ariane 5 ECA; Payload: Astra 2F, GSAT-10; Time: 28 September 2012, 2118 UTC; Launch site: Kourou, French Guiana. The fifth Ariane 5 mission of 2012 successfully delivered the pair of telecommunications spacecraft to geostationary transfer orbit, marking the 65th launch to date for Arianespace’s heavy-lift workhorse.Other Posts:Delay of the day: Delta II, WISEThales Alenia Space wins contracts for Solar Orbiter instrumentsITT delivers WorldView 1 sensorBoeing to bid for Galileo contracts — reportSES Americom Retires SATCOM-C4 After 14 YearsSkyTerra 1 recovered after solar flare knock-outMDA to upgrade WorldView image processing systemsEuropean companies to build, launch two Arabsats

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Metop-B delivers first data from polar orbit

September 28th, 2012 by

Four of the instruments on the Metop-B weather satellite (AMSU-A, ASCAT, MHS, GRAS) have been activated this week and are delivering data.Other Posts:Preparations continue for Ekspress-AM4 launchNASA Goddard delivers magnetometers for Juno missionCountdown commenced for PSLV-C17/GSAT-12 missionShuttle Discovery launches on final missionBaseball Season is Here! Enjoy it With Satellite TVATK completes final milestone for LibertyGlobecomm Systems Gains Additional $2 Million For Long-Term Infrastructure ProjectNorthrop turns to IAI for spy satellites

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Astrium to provide satellite communications to European Defence Agency

September 28th, 2012 by

Astrium has been awarded a three year contract by the European Defence Agency (EDA) to provide commercial satellite communications capacity for European military needs. This contract will be managed by the EDA’s newly established procurement cell, the ESCPC (European Satellite Communications Procurement Cell).Other Posts:Orbital marks 25th anniversary of company’s foundingL-3 receives TT&C crypto contractCOROT sees first lightSoot from space tourism rockets could spur climate changeGlobalstar To Add Asian GatewayElectrons help forecast extreme solar events4 Reasons NFL Fans Need the Red Zone ChannelThales Alenia Space delivers first Cygnus PCM to Orbital

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SIA welcomes FCC proposal to streamline satellite regulations

September 28th, 2012 by

The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) applauded the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s adoption of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking intended to update and streamline the rules and regulations that govern the licensing and operation of communications spacecraft and associated Earth stations.Other Posts:Sich-2 launch set for October 2010Ekspress-AM33 completes UHF tests while AM44 shrinksDirecTV Launches Airport Kiosk ServiceIndian cryogenic stage tested for eight minutesESA commissions Astrium with operation of ISSOld Russian military satellite sheds debrisEchoStar unveils ViP-TVILS to launch Eutelsats in 2009 and 2010

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CASBAA: Regulations are “Over the Top”

September 28th, 2012 by

Hong Kong, September 27, 2012 – With markets, providers and consumers racing to deliver multichannel video anywhere, anytime and on any device – regulatory frameworks are not keeping up.  However, a new CASBAA study, A Tilted Playing Field: Asia-Pacific Pay-TV and OTT, provides a comprehensive review of the gulf between pay-TV guidelines and current over-the-top (OTT) television regulations. read moreOther Posts:Integral Systems acquires QinetiQ’s satID product lineThe Boeing Company (Network & Space Systems) results Q3 2010Combating Busy Schedules and Stress With Satellite TV and DVRGeneral Dynamics provides communications link for LROSES S.A. results H1 2010Four consortia bid for SatMexRaytheon submits proposal for GOES-R ground segmentAT&T To Provide Satellite Services To Nlets

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