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February 1st, 2009
Greetings, Mr. Sun — Coronas-Photon To Study You Extensively After A Successful Launch
From Roscosmos we learn that a Cyclon-3 rocket has successfully lifted off from Plesetsk with its Coronas-Photon satellite payload. The launch occurred at 16:30 Moscow time and separation occurred at 17:13.
It Takes Boats, Roads, Trucks and More for Ariane's Payload Stack
The logistics involved when delivering the various aspects of a spacecraft to its final destination are intense, as was validated today and earlier this week for Arianespace.
Da! Eutelsat and Russian National Satellite Expand Platforma DV
First came the successful launch in 2008 of Platforma HD on the EUROBIRD(TM) 9 satellite of Eutelsat Communications [Euronext Paris: ETL]; and now the Russian pay-TV operator National Satellite Company is expanding their offerings with a new package called Platforma DV of 20 Standard Digital channels. \
No Need to Stress With NOAA New Distress Switchover
There was plenty of advance warning — back to October of 2000 — when the International Cospas-Sarsat Program, announced at its 25th Council Session held in London, UK of plans to terminate satellite processing of distress signals from 121.5 and 243 MHz emergency beacons on February 1, 2009.
Settling Onto SYLDA Is HOT BIRD-10
The photo shows HOT BIRD-10 ready to be lowered onto the SYLDA payload dispenser, which is the cylindrical-shaped structure at the base of this integration rig in the Ariane 5’s final assembly building.
Primetime For NOAA Prime — Satellite + Launch Vehicle Ready To Rumble
The Flight Readiness Review for the Delta II and NOAA-N Prime spacecraft was successfully completed January 29th, with a countdown dress rehearsal conducted the following day.
An Iridium Story of Never Say Die
An interesting and inspiring report involving Iridium provides the history of the rise and fall and rise again of the company, its restructuring and sheer determination . . .
USO's Total Troop Commitment Extended With Segovia's SatNet Managed Services
Segovia’s secure global IP satellite network can be rapidly deployed virtually anywhere in the world, meeting the requirements of warfighting or emergency response forces. The Company has just been awarded a two-year contract to provide managed network services to the USO.
Nigerian Telecom Connectivity Problem Is A Problem No Longer, Thanks To Gateway
Gateway Communications, a provider of African telecommunications services, is offering its customers, cut off by the ongoing NITEL strike, an alternative connectivity solution.
Cop Comms Shop Opens For Vislink Group
Vislink Group has announced the creation of a worldwide Law Enforcement and Public Safety business unit.
25th National Space Symposium Selects Session SuperSpeakers + More...
The history and future of the nation's military space programs will be center stage at the Space Foundation's 25th National Space Symposium, when the men who have been in charge for the past 20-plus years gather for the first-ever Space Commanders Forum.
Rockets Red Glare and ACES the Mission Through Auroral Arc
The team had to wait for days for the exact aurora conditions, and when they occurred, the scientists from the University of Iowa finally saw the launch of its two scientific sounding rockets from Poker Flat Research Range, Alaska.
Europe by Satellite Channel To Receive European Parliament Content Via AV Group's New Contract
Eyeheight has been awarded a substantial order from the European Parliament in Brussels.
Significant SIGINT For ISR Ops
Applied Signal Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:APSG) (AST) has successfully completed a flight test demonstration of the Model 570X SIREN—a miniature airborne signals intelligence (SIGINT) payload for ISR operations.
Roscosmos Proposes To Build A Russian Space Station
Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, is going to propose to the government the construction of a low-orbit space station to support future exploration of the Moon and Mars, an agency official said Thursday.
Ares 1-X Will Be Rolling Into Space
Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. (TBE) has shipped the Ares I-X Roll Control System Module (RoCSM) to the Kennedy Space Center.