Current Satellite News
March 27th, 2009
The Eagle Has Landed Discovery Touches Down After 5.3-Million Miles
NASA officials congratulated the entire mission team for an extraordinary effort put forth for the successful launch of Discovery and achievements of the STS-119 mission.
The 7 Receive Award at the 25th National Space Symposium for Being 1st
Next week at the 25th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, China's Shenzhou 7 Manned Space Flight Team, which packed a number of "firsts" for the Chinese space program into a single mission, will receive the 2009 Space Achievement Award.
Blue Oceans Satellite Tracks and Monitors Explosives Preventing the Big Bang
Blue Oceans Satellite Systems Inc. delivers its newest application for asset tracking and remote monitoring with the addition of its Explosives Regulatory Division (ERD)-Compliant Satellite-Based Explosive Magazine Monitoring Solution (EMMS).
KVHs Maritime TracPhone's $1,000 Free Airtime Promotion Really Floats Your Boat
Even folks on boats are feeling the economic pinch, and to help out KVH Industries, Inc., [Nasdaq: KVHI] announced at the Palm Beach Boat Show in West Palm Beach, Florida a way to enable boaters to save money while putting reliable, safety-enhancing satellite communications on their vessels.
A Moving Experience, Militarily Speaking, For Intelsat
Intelsat General Corp. has been contracted by Artel to reposition one of its satellites to orbit the Indian Ocean region to support U.S. military operations.
NGC's Cryocooler Is Cooling Ibuki
A high-reliability heritage flight cryocooler built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is now operational, following its launch aboard Japan's Ibuki, also known as the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite, earlier in February. Ibuki will monitor global warming.
WGS Constellation To Receive Next Member On March 31st
The U.S. Air Force will launch the second Wideband Global SATCOM satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on March 31 at 9:32 p.m. EDT from Pad 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
The Behavior Of Mt. Etna Is Rather Volcanic
Using radar images acquired by ESA satellites from 1992 to 2006, scientists have, for the first time, been able to monitor the long-term behaviour of Mt. Etna, Europe's highest and most active volcano.
Vizada PoPs! in Hong Kong
Coming to a neighborhood near you, if you live in Hong Kong —Vizada, a provider of global satellite communications, will open a network point of presence (PoP) in Hong Kong to offer Asia-Pacific customers a closer access point for mobile satellite communications traffic.
XipLink(s) Up With Datum On the Route(r) to Optimization
XipLink announces their XE-Series of advanced wireless optimization software will be embedded into Datum Systems PSM-500 Series of satellite modems.
ESA and CNES Sign for Family of Launchers at Guiana Space Centre
It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it! And so the ESA and CNES, the French Space Agency, signed a 435 million Euro contract assuring the availability of the CSG launch range for ESA programs and activities and for the exploitation of Ariane, Vega and Soyuz launchers over the period 2009 to 2013 in beautiful Kourou, French Guiana.
Raising the Curtain on Dr. Curtin at the International Satellite Hall of Fame
It was revealed that Dr. Denis J. Curtin, Chief Operating Officer of XTAR LLC and an engineer who has made significant contributions to the technology of providing power to orbiting spacecraft, has been inducted into the International Satellite Hall of Fame by the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI).
UAVs To Play Role In New Indian Naval Air Station
Indian Chief of Naval staff Admiral Sureesh Mehta has commisioned a naval air station, INS Parundu, and said it would play an important role in monitoring the sea in South India.
Cassini Crater Captures
The terminator between light and dark throws Saturn's moon Rhea's cratered surface into stark relief while the southern hemisphere is scored by bright icy cliffs.
digiGO! Into IPTV? Award Winners Announced...
The winners of this year's IPTV World Series Awards were announced at a gala dinner ceremony held at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London, with AT&T and PCCW each scooping two awards.
digiGO! Cell Site Selection Brings Arqiva Into U.K. Mix
Mobile Broadband Network Limited (MBNL), the joint venture between T-Mobile UK and 3 UK formed to create and manage what will be the UKs most extensive 3G network, has selected Arqiva as its strategic partner for the provision of cell sites.
digiGO! Video Decoding Dalliance For Harmonic
Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) has introduced DiviCom? FLEX technology, a new universal video and audio decoding module that adds video decoding capabilities to Harmonic's DiviCom Electra? and Ion encoders.
digiGO! Telestream Flashes With Wirecast
Telestream has announced the release of Wirecast 3.5, a live video production tool that allows Mac and PC users to create real-time or on-demand video broadcasts for the web.
digiGO! EEG Is Open to Updating Closed Captioning Systems
EEG, a provider of closed caption decoding, has announced the availability of a number of updates to its DE280 HD Caption Decoder.