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November 21st, 2008
Touchdown For Crawford With Total Game Coverage For NFL
Crawford Satellite Services division kicked off the 2008 football season with NFL Network. Selected by the Network, Crawford offers a line-up of HD SD origination, playout, and monitoring services in addition to on-site satellite uplink truck support for game coverage.
NigComSat-1 Has Truly Been Unavoidably Detained — Permanently!
"Electricity power exhaustion" — hmmmm, a rather underpowered statement from the China Great Wall Industry Corporation as to the reason the comsat NigComSat-1 has failed to report for duty.
Tiros Space information: Spacecraft Update
This is an interim update to the author’s World Spacecraft Digest 1957-2007 and covers the period August – October 2008.
All About Acquisitions... EMS Technologies + Satamatics Global
EMS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ELMG) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Satamatics Global Ltd., a global provider of Inmarsat IsatM2M (machine-to-machine or “M2M”) services, headquartered in Tewkesbury, U.K.
ND SatCom's Military Trailer Tactical Towable Terminal
ND SatCom, an SES ASTRA company released a full-featured, trailer-mounted, military tactical terminal which is HMMWV-towable and supports communication via satellite or over troposcatter Beyond-Line-of-Site links.
Image Is Everything For KARI + PCI Geomatics
PCI Geomatics has completed their contract with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) to build an automated production system for the orthorectification, mosaicking and pansharpening of KOMPSAT-2 satellite imagery.
Meeting Media Conversion Needs Is Omnitron Systems
Omnitron Systems Technology has introduced their new X.21 and RS-530 serial Crypto Circuits fiber optic extension devices.
Sat | IP Net Linkage Provided By Logic Innovations
Logic Innovations has now commenced shipments of its 4G DVB IP Encapsulator, the IPE-4000.
MLB To Play Ball With Intelsat
Intelsat, Ltd. now has MLB Network, the new 24-hour cable network devoted to Major League Baseball and other baseball programming, as a client.
A Maritime Moment For GMV In Malaysia
GMV and Astronautic Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd. (ATSB) have won an international bid to establish Malaysia’s coastal Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) network as an aid to Malaysia’s maritime navigation.
Ending the Year with a Roar, Ariane's HOT BIRD 9 and W2M
The dual-satellite payload for Ariane space's sixth mission of 2008 is beginning its integration process with launcher hardware as preparations move forward for the year-end flight of two communications satellites, HOT BIRD 9 and W2M, at the service of Europe's telecommunications operator, Eutelsat.
Fab Reviews of CASBAA Convention 2008
Favorable reports are in regarding the CASBAA Convention 2008 which attracted more than 1,700 delegates, speakers and sponsors from around the world, looking to the future of Asia’s consistently growing pay-TV market, even as some negative aspects affected other global media trends.
Intelsat Honors Awesome African Communication Companies
Intelsat, Ltd. announced the recipients of its 2008 Intelsat Excellence Awards for the Africa Region representing leading African communication companies, were honored this week at a ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa.
Moving On Up . . .NASA's Arthur E. (Gene) Goldman
NASA has named Arthur E. (Gene) Goldman as the new director of NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
The UAV Dilemma For Russia May Be Solved By Israel
Russia is apparently in the market for Israeli UAVs. Even though Russia has been building UAVs for several decades, the country has not yet achieved the performance inherent in Israeli and American UAVs.
Alenia Aeronautica Sky-High Over Sky-Y UAV
The Sky-Y of Alenia Aeronautica is the first European unmanned aircraft of the MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) class to have completed a series of ground surveillance missions, by using a European-made electro-optical sensor, to have transmitted data to the ground through a satellite system and to have accomplished missions in any weather condition.
More Energy For Multi-Tasked UAVs From EnerDel
Ener1, Inc. has announced the transition to phase two of the Company's research and development contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
Flames, Smoke, The Rumble Of Power... All Are Good Signs For ATK
On November 20th, a successful 5.5-second ground test of a launch abort motor for the Orion crew exploration vehicle was conducted by NASA and the industry team, Alliant Techsystems, at Promontory, Utah, the latter's testing facility.
The Frigid Clutch Of Glaciers... On Mars?
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed vast Martian glaciers of water ice under protective blankets of rocky debris at much lower latitudes than any ice previously identified on the Red Planet.
Magnetar Musings, Thanks To ESA's XMM-Newton + Integral Studies
X-ray and gamma-ray data from ESA's XMM-Newton and Integral orbiting observatories has been used to test, for the first time, the physical processes that make magnetars, an atypical class of neutron stars, shine in X-rays.
U.S. Coast Guard Goes for the (Thales) Gold Standard
Thales Communications, Inc., will provide its medium-powered, High-Frequency Automated Link Establishment (HF-ALE) radio communications system to the U.S. Coast Guard for incorporation into new cutter acquisition contracts for the next five to seven years.
Switch Matrix Technology Finds Hypres A Middleman Twixt Analog + Digital
Hypres is currently developing a family of reprogrammable all-digital receivers, transmitters, and transceivers.
Hovering Is Definitely An Option For CartoPac GPS Field Software
CartoPac Field Solutions has teamed with GeoSpatial Experts to provide software that will make it easier for field workers to download, view and reference GPS points of photos from the enterprise database.
Into Wild Blue Yonder with REDSAT From Thales Alenia Space España
Thales Alenia Space announced today that HISPASAT has signed an agreement with Thales Alenia Space Espana, its Spanish subsidiary, for the development and supply of the REDSAT Advanced Communication Payload for the AG1, a Small GEO mission within the scope of the European Space Agency’s ARTES 11 program.
Smells In Space Shuttle — ENose to the Rescue
Something that not everyone thinks about when envisioning life on the ISS, that being smelling dangerous chemicals. NASA astronauts on space shuttle Endeavour's STS-126 mission will install an instrument that can "smell" dangerous chemicals in the air.