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March 20th, 2009
Googling GeoEye Goodies
GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY) has started delivering high-resolution, color satellite imagery from its newest satellite to Google.
An Epochal Decision By Mitsubishi Electric Is An Integral Infusion
Integral Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ-ISYS), has announced that Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Mitsubishi Electric) has selected Integral Systems’ EPOCH Integrated Product Suite (IPS) to support its DS2000 satellite platform.
Spatial Traffic Control Theme Of Upcoming Event
The recent collision between spacecraft and close encounters with orbital debris by the crew of the International Space Station has heightened interest in taking new steps in space traffic control.
For Emergencies In Kentucky, SkyTerra Talks It Up
KDPH found its solution for communication during emergency situations with SkyTerra Communication’s push-to-talk satellite phones.
Globecomm's Terminal Takes On WGS
Globecomm Systems Inc. has debuted their Ka-band version of its 1.2m Auto-Explorer satellite terminal specifically designed for operation with the U.S. Department of Defense Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system.
Signaling Iraqi Success Is Newtec
Newtec has announced that Mobision – part of independent Iraqi television network, AlsumariaTV – has selected the company’s Horizon HZ420 equipment for use in the Middle East’s first ever paid-for mobile television service for mobile phones and DVB-H compliant devices.
Pilgrimage From Promontory Ares I-X — EnRoute to Kennedy
Impressive moves were made by vehicles as they jockeyed with the final pieces of the Ares I-X flight test rocket as it left the Alliant Tech Systems manufacturing facility in Promontory, Utah, Thursday and began a 2,917-mile journey to its launch site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Via Technologies' In-Vehicle NextGen Car PC Takes You to New Places
More and smarter is what is now available for your vehicle from VIA Technologies, Inc., a provider of power efficient x86 processor platforms with the release of their VIA IVP-7500 board, the first in a series of dedicated x86 in-vehicle platforms for developers of car PCs and intelligent transportation devices.
New SSPAs Enter The Realm Of Paradise
Paradise Datacom has released their PowerMAX family of Solid State Power Amplifiers.
Shear Spectacular Scene — South Pacific Submarine Volcanic Eruption
What amazing technology — a submarine volcanic eruption occurred in the Tonga Islands of the South Pacific in mid-March 2009 and photos are transmitted worldwide for all to marvel.
IDC's Satellite Delivered Content A Hit In Rome
International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) has successfully demo'd their SuperFlex Pro Cinema 3D Live Encoder and Decoder product lines, powered with Sensio 3D technology, at the Sat Expo Europe 2009 international conference and exhibition held in Rome from March 19-21, 2009.
Satellite Payloads Testing CD Free From Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies has announced their free, orderable CD that covers the seven presentations from the Company's recently completed seminar, 2008 Innovations in Satellite Payload Test Seminar.
GOCE Going Great Guns
After liftoff 17 March, ESA's GOCE spacecraft is performing very well, having achieved an extremely accurate injection altitude of 283.5 km, just 1.5 km lower than planned.
Russian Angara Rocket In Test Flight Cue
From RIA Novosti, Russia's new Angara carrier rocket will start test flights in 2011, the rocket's developer said on Wednesday.
Patriot Antenna (Back)-Packs It Up
Patriot Antenna Products has been on the march preparing for Satellite 2009 with some new products — the new 1.2m Inclined Orbit Tracking Antenna System and 1.2m Back-Pack Flyaway System.
Current GPS IIR-M Satellites Will Soon Welcome A New Associate
The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to launch the seventh modernized Global Positioning System (GPS) IIR-M satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket on March 24th from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.?
Harris Sees To SATCOM Needs Of Seabees
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been selected to supply additional Rugged Deployable Satellite Communications Terminals (RDSATs) to the U.S. Navy First Construction Division — the Seabees — under a two-year, $30 million follow-on order.
Iran Claims Their First Satellite Has Completed Its Mission
An Iranian space research expert has announced on state television that Iran's first satellite has successfully completed its scientific mission after more than a month in orbit.
VSAT Victory Over Content Part Of Wegener's Showcase
Wegener Corporation (Nasdaq: WGNR) will promote new products and methods to localize file-based workflows for private networks, service providers, content providers, radio broadcasters, international and government markets at SATELLITE 2009 (Booth #641).
Financially Speaking... Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited...
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1135) has announced its 2008 annual results for the year to December 31, 2008.
Globecomm Systems' Substantive Signings
Globecomm Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: GCOM) has announced the Company has received multiple contract awards from various Government agencies, valued at $3.3 million.
Thales Alenia Space Is Certifiably Certified
Thales Alenia Space has announced all 11 of the Company's industrial sites, in France, Italy, Belgium and Spain, have been certified to CMMI? (Capability Maturity Model Integration) Level 3, the international standard that recognizes the performance and maturity of industrial organizations — Thales Alenia Space is the first satellite manufacturer in Europe to earn this accreditation.
Solar Mission Scientific Instruments Selected By NASA
NASA has selected three teams to design and build science instruments for a proposed European-led solar mission — the instruments, with a total value of approximately $81 million, are part of NASA's Living with a Star Program.
Underwater Autonomy In Frigid Environs — AUV's Antarctic's Assignments
Autosub, a robot submarine built and developed by the U.K.’s National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, has successfully completed a high-risk campaign of six missions travelling under an Antarctic glacier.
Fungus Among Us — Space Swabbing
Astronauts working outside the International Space Station on March 19th used an innovative laboratory device to detect how biological material may be spread in space.
Up, Down, Left, Right — This New VTOL UAS Solid Candidate For U.S.M.C.
American Dynamics Flight Systems recently unveiled its AD-150 - an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that's capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL).
Moonlet Found By Cassini In Saturn's G Ring
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has found within Saturn’s G ring an embedded moonlet that appears as a faint, moving pinprick of light, which scientists believe is a main source of the G ring and its single ring arc.
digiGO! — Top Digital Media Companies Bust Out With 20 Percent Increase In 2008 Earnings
According to Strategy Analytics Digital Media Strategies (DMS) research, the top 27 digital media companies in the world increased earnings by more than 20 percent, to $74 billion in 2008 up from $61.5 billion in 2007.
digiGO! — Music To Echolab — Multiple Formats Now Supported By Overture
Echolab Inc., a provider of professional video production switchers and broadcast tools, has announced its Overture™MD (multiformat) line of production switchers will support the 3Gbps 1080p/60 video format.
Loud Audio Turnoff — Turned Off Via Linear Acoustic's AERO.one
Linear Acoustic has started shipping the compact AERO.one™ DTV audio/loudness manager and is announcing a special pricing offer through June 12, 2009.
digiGO! — i-CABLE Brings Cisco Tech In To Halt Hong Kong Piracy
i-CABLE is deploying Cisco's highly secure set-top boxes and end-to-end video solutions to resolve pirated viewing of its television services.