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March 18th, 2009
Air Force Delta II GPS IR-20 Launch Scheduled for March 24
Delta II launch of the Air Force’s GPS IIR-20 satellite scheduled for 24 March with a launch window of 4:34-4:49 a.m. EDT.
Oil & Gas Comm Summits Set Up
GVF / UK-EMP have unveiled the 2009 Oil & Gas Communications Summit series, which will will reveal cost-saving techniques and applications, state-of-the-art technologies, new network architectures, commercial trends, critical regulatory and spectrum-management considerations, and much more.
While Herschel + Planck Wait, Another Ariane 5 Undergoing Prep for TerreStar-1
The assembly of another new Ariane 5 is now underway at the Spaceport in French Guiana as parallel preparations advance for two upcoming missions with Arianespace’s workhorse heavy-lift launcher.
EM Solutions' Parakeet Does Way More Than Sing
EM Solutions has been awarded two contracts, valued at AU$4M by BAE System Australia for supply of X-band and Ka-band RF equipment for use by the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
At The CASBAA — India's Future Still Shines In Satellite Sector
More than 150 officials, satellite services operators, pay-TV platform operators, content providers and telecom carriers gathered yesterday to share insights on the growth prospects of India’s satellite services market at the New Delhi India Satellite Forum 2009, part of the Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA).
Deutsche Welle Is First On Board With GlobeCast's Second
GlobeCast has launched its second MCPC platform on the AsiaSat 3S satellite with European broadcaster Deutsche Welle as the new transponder’s first client.
Paradise Pioneering Parade Produces Sat-Abis
Engineers at Paradise Datacom have pioneered a host of features designed specifically for Cellular Operators that use satellite links to backhaul Abis traffic, with features such as the Quad-E1 Interface that allows operators to backhaul as many as four full or fractional E1 channels at a BTS site with a single modem.
Ruggedized Terminals Now Part Of Stratos' Global Distribution
Stratos Global Corporation has signed an agreement to become a global distributor of two new ViaSat ruggedized BGAN terminals and Stratos will distribute the terminals via its direct sales force and via its global network of channel partners.
Triple Launch Play For ILS From SES
International Launch Services (ILS) and SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) have announced three new launch assignments under the Multi Launch Agreement that was signed in June 2007 between ILS and SES Satellite Leasing Limited, SES’ satellite procurement and leasing company in the Isle of Man.
Deal After Deal After Deal Signed By GeoEye
GeoEye, Inc. has signed agreements with several international resellers to provide high-resolution, satellite imagery and value-added products from its new GeoEye-1 Earth-imaging satellite to customers in China, Middle East, Turkey, and Russia.
Here's Looking At Earth... Cathedral Fire Destruction
Wilson’s Promontory National Park, located at the southern tip of Victoria, Australia, was one of many areas scorched by large bushfires in February 2009.
Veni, Vidi, Vici, and VAD For DIEM + XipLink
XipLink announced DIEM Technologies as the latest addition to its global network of Value Added Distributors.
Financially Speaking... Intelsat, Ltd...
Intelsat, Ltd. has reported results for the three-month period and combined year ended December 31, 2008.
Hubble Captures Show As Saturn's Four Rings Pass In Front of Parent
On 24 February 2009, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured a photo sequence of four moons of Saturn passing in front of their parent planet.
U.S.-Downed Iranian UAV Being Examined
An Iranian unmanned aircraft shot down by the U.S. military over Iraq was operating illegally and unsafely, but its presence should not come as a shock, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.
Super Charging The Puma UAV
Protonex Technology Corp. has landed a new contract with the U.S. Department of Defense that could be worth as much as $3.3 million.