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March 17th, 2009
 
Wednesday morning UPDATE re: WGS-2 Satellite Mission Scrubbed
The launch of the WGS-2 satellite via Atlas V has been scrubbed.
GOCE Goes
The GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) satellite was successfully launched today from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northern Russia.
BFT Transceiver Production Becomes A ViaSat Continuance
ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) received an order from the U.S. Army for initial production of the nexgen Blue Force Tracking (BFT-2) transceivers for the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) satellite network upgrade.
SSTL's Significant Success, As Far As Work Is Concerned...
Small satellite mission provider, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), has been recognised as one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For, and the only space industry company to make the listing.
Until They Come Home — VSAT's Internet for U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq
Connecting more than 15 thousand military with a local broadband satellite Internet network in Iraq and Afghanistan is an accomplishment that TS2 Satellite Technologies doesn't take lightly — this is their specialty — providing global satellite communication services in areas with poor telecommunications infrastructure.
Pure Paradise When You Extend Your Satellite's Sphere Of Influence
Paradise Datacom recently announced the release of PCMA-70 following the completion of a partnership with ViaSat to gain access to their patented Paired Carrier Multiple Access (PCMA) bandwidth-saving technology.
The WatchDog Passes Iridium's LRIT Certification, Links To Extreme Polar Regions
This watch dog has passed its tests — WatchDog 750 long-range identification and tracking (LRIT) ship terminal successfully completed the compliance and test requirements for operation on the Iridium satellite network.
Production Push By Rockwell Collins To Ensure Warfighters Have DAGRs
The U.S.A.F.'s Global Positioning Systems Wing has awarded a sole-source follow-on production contract for Defense Advanced GPS Receiver,? with a ceiling of $450M, to Rockwell Collins Inc.
OmniGlobe Bringing SATCOM To First Nations In Canada
OmniGlobe Networks, Inc. been appointed by the First Nations’ Emergency Services Society of B.C. (FNESS) and its partner, the First Nations Technology Council (FNTC), to provide enhanced broadband access to over 2,700 residents living in remote First Nations communities in British Columbia.
X-Band To Receive The Arrowhead Treatment
Arrowhead Global Solutions, the government services division of CapRock Communications, has been awarded two multimillion dollar contracts to provide more than 200 MHz of commercial X-band satellite services to two U.S. Government agencies.
There's EGNOS All Over SES ASTRA's Space
SES ASTRA, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), announced it has been selected by the European Commission (EC) to provide services to the European navigation service EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) — EGNOS is managed by the EC on behalf of the European Union (EU).
New NSR Report Covers Ground Segment Equipment Trends and Markets
NSR has released its newest market intelligence and forecast report: Advanced Satellite Coding and Modulation, 2nd Edition.
New Look For SSD
Strategic Space Development (SSD) is pleased to announce the unveiling of two new websites.
Super Speeds For UAVs + HSSWs
Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has successfully completed testing for a new class of hypersonic propulsion systems that will enable High Speed Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to travel long distances at velocities more than 5x the speed of sound.
Asteroid Flyby Of Earth — Tracked By Spaceguard
A small asteroid will fly past Earth on Wednesday, March 18th.
Watch Your Step! Space Reservations Now Accepted — Virgin Galactic
Sir Richard Branson strikes again — today in Gothenburg, Sweden, Virgin Galactic announced the names of the five travel companies who will train to become Accredited Space Agents (ASAs) the first agents in the region allowed to reserve seats aboard Virgin Galactic's suborbital space flights.
digiGO! — Mobility For DTV Specialty For Harris + Roundbox
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) and Roundbox, Inc. have signed an OEM agreement to deliver a complete mobile broadcast solution for U.S. terrestrial DTV broadcasters.