Current Satellite News
December 3rd, 2008
Financially Speaking... Iridium Satellite...
Iridium Satellite LLC (Iridium) has announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2008. Third quarter results included reaching 309,000 subscribers, revenue of $88.2 million, Operational EBITDA of $29.0 million and net income of $16.9 million.
KazSat-1 Is No More...
With the phrase, "That's it. It's gone," Talgat Musabeyev, the head of Khrunichev, announced the total disappearance of the KazSat-1 satellite, which entered its orbital slot in June of 2006.
Animals Are Next Iranian Rocket Passengers
Animals in space... that's Iran's next planned move for their Kavoshgar-2 two stage, solid fuel rocket.
Grupo Abril Garners More Capacity With NEW SKIES
Grupo Abril, one of the largest diversified media groups in Latin America, has launched MTV Brasil, its main TV channel for cable distribution in Brazil, on the SES NEW SKIES' NSS-806 satellite at the orbital location of 319.5 degrees East.
TBC Gets Uplinkity With The Florida Channel
TBC Integration, Inc. has delivered a new-generation DVB-S2 satellite broadcast system for the Florida Department of Education that increases usable capacity on the state of Floridas satellite network by as much as 20 percent.
SPAWAR Spells Success For Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] is one of two companies awarded a contract by the U.S. Navys Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific) to provide installation and engineering support to the SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific field activity in Hawaii.
Pumping Product Into Airtel Is Globecomm's AxxSys Orion
Globecomm Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: GCOM) has completed a state-of-the art Media Processing Center in New Delhi, India, providing program origination for Bharti Airtels new DTH service-digital TV.
First for Mitsubishi Providing Sat Outside of Japan
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will be busy building the ST-2 communications satellite for a joint venture between Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) and Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom Company Limited (Chunghwa), making this a transaction that is the first of its kind for Japan.
Goal Achieved Boeing's Team Upgrade of AWACS for NATO
Stressing the word 'team' a team led by Boeing [NYSE: BA] completed a major mission-system upgrade for the NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fleet under the $1.32 billion Mid-Term Modernisation Programme. The system offers . . .
Slick Stratos SatChatCard Now Improved
Stratos Global Corp has introduced ChatCard Online 5.0 to improve the order-processing performance of its popular ChatCard and eChatCard maritime crew calling services.
DAICHI Sat Brings JAXA + UNESCO Together For MOU
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concluded a Memorandum of Unity (MOU) for cooperating in monitoring World Heritage Sites using the Advanced Land Observing Satellite "DAICHI" (ALOS) to watch and protect the common legacy of all mankind.
NOAA Floats Plans for Conference
Coming to Miami, Florida, December 8-12 to meet with top NOAA officials to learn more about new equipment and software that will be needed to retrieve data from the next generation of NOAA satellites are weather and climate forecasters, emergency managers and other users of NOAA satellite information.
Russian Spy Satellite that Came In From the Cold
According to the Russian news agency, Itar-Tass, a Molnia-M launch vehicle of the medium class blasted off on Tuesday from the Plesetsk cosmodrome to put into orbit a military spacecraft of the Kosmos series, Itar-Tass learned from chief of the public relations service of the Space Troops Alexei Zolotukhin.
Acquisition Accomplishment... PCI Geomatics + Geospace
PCI Geomatics has acquired Geospace Inc., a provider of geospatial information and solutions. Geospace Inc., based in Albuquerque, NM, is the developer of FeatureObjeX.
Nice! NSR Believes Transponder Leasing Market Will Emerge Unscathed
With many industries around the world in the doldrums due to the current economic crisis, NSR's latest multi-client market research report, the Global Assessment of Satellite Demand, 5th Edition, projects that the commercial satellite transponder leasing market should emerge relatively unscathed.
Moving On Up... California Space Authority...
The California Space Authority (CSA) is pleased to announce the results of its 2009 Board of Directors Election. Of the six seats that were up for election, five members will be returning and one new member will be inducted.
Suborbital Flight Tickets Now On Sale By XCOR
On Tuesday, December 2nd, XCOR Aerospace, builder of the 2-seat Lynx rocket-powered suborbital launch vehicle, introduced the Company's General Sales Agent for ticket sales and announced a price that is substantially lower than prices quoted by leading competitors.
Space Garden Vegies Are Out Of This World
The Space Foundation recognized three PLANET LLC commercial products; Space Garden, JSC-1A Lunar Regolith Simulant, and JSC-Mars-1A Martian Regolith Simulant, as Certified Education Products. The Space Certification program was created by the Space Foundation, in cooperation with NASA, to raise awareness and understanding about the significant and practical benefits of technologies originally developed for the space program which have been adapted into products and services that improve life on Earth.?
Moving On Out . . . NASA's Loss
Shana Dal, NASA Deputy Administrator, announced Wednesday her intent to resign from the agency, effective January 17, 2009, in advance of the new administration coming into office.
Near Earth Has Helpful Presentation
Insights for a New Market is a new presentation from Near Earth LLC. After all, the world has changed... but the value of good advice has not!
Studios 121 Offers Full Production Services + Sat Uplink
Studios 121 has opened its doors as a cost-effective partner to established and fledgling networks needing to uplink their channels, as well as companies looking to produce and distribute intra-company programming and events via satellite or fiber.