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April 14th, 2009
A New Dawn For Arianespace
New Dawn Satellite Company Ltd. ("New Dawn"), a joint venture between Intelsat and a South African investor group led by Convergence Partners, has awarded Arianespace the launch contract to deliver the Intelsat New Dawn satellite into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) — the new contract is the 6th signed in 2009 by Arianespace with major satellite operators.
digiGO! — NAB: International Datacasting Bringing Everything But The Kitchen Sink
International Datacasting Corporation, (TSX:IDC) who provides advanced solutions for the distribution of broadband multimedia content via satellite, announced it will be showcasing its expanded product line at NAB.
China's Aerospace Science and Technology Gobbles China Satellite Communications
Despite a reform drive it was announced that China Satellite Communications Corp. (China SATCOM) is now a fully owned subsidiary company of the China's Aerospace Science and Technology Corp.
Choppers Working With Blue Sky
Blue Sky Network has announced Belgian Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen (NHV) selected Blue Sky Network’s satellite tracking and communication solution for use aboard its work and transport helicopters, which include Dauphin, Explorer and Calibri models.
Batter-Up! Intelsat Hits a Home Run
Intelsat, Ltd. announced that World Baseball Classic Inc. (WBCI) used Intelsat’s satellite, fiber and teleport infrastructure to transmit the world feed coverage of the 2009 World Baseball Classic to its broadcast rightsholders throughout Asia, Latin America, North America and the Caribbean.
Crawford's New Asian Connections
Crawford Satellite Services has launched All Sports Network (ASN) in HD to fans in Asia who crave 24-hour American and international sports coverage.
Stellar STEREO Study Of Moon's Origins To Start Soon
Two identical NASA spacecraft are preparing to enter a point in the universe that may eventually answer the question of how our moon was born — they were launched in 2006 into Earth's orbit around the sun to obtain stereo pictures of the sun's surface and to measure magnetic fields and ion fluxes associated with solar explosions.
Trio Of Launch Vehicles Now Residing At Spaceport In French Guiana
Another Ariane 5 launch vehicle has been delivered to French Guiana, underscoring Arianespace's ability to support a sustained mission pace with its workhorse heavy-lift launcher.
SatLink Signals Snag Sub Saharan Customers
SatLink Communications Ltd. has acquired its own capacity covering sub-Saharan Africa on ASTRA’s Astra 4A (Sirius 4) satellite located at 5 degrees East.
digiGO! NAB — Harris Speaks Out
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has several technical experts from the company who have been selected as speakers for the new, three-day summit to examine advanced video technologies for defense and emergency response providers. The Military and Government Summit is being held April 21-23 during the 2009 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Colem Gets Smart With Wireless Intelligent Button Control
Colem will be showcasing its recently launched Wireless Intelligent Button Control at NAB.
This Cassini Image Is Definitely An Award Winner
Back in 2006, Cassini managed to capture a really unusual view of Earth from Saturn, with this image among those presented for viewer votes for IMAGE OF THE DAY awards.
A Most Energetic Spatial Croissant
Researchers studying data from NASA's twin STEREO probes have found that ferocious solar storms called CMEs (coronal mass ejections) are shaped like a French pastry. The elegance and simplicity of the new "croissant model" is expected to dramatically improve forecasts of severe space weather.
AEHF Thermally Vacuumed By Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing of the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (EHF) military communications satellite, a major program milestone that proves spacecraft performance and functionality in a complete test-like-you-fly environment.
James Webb Telescope Gets A Cold Reception At Marshall Space Flight Center
The first mirror segment that will fly on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), has completed its first series of cryogenic temperature tests in the X-ray and Cryogenic Facility at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. To give engineers absolute certainty the mirrors can withstand the rigors of space, they will be polished more and tested again.
Time Triggering + TTEthernet Attract NASA's Interest
NASA and TTTech have signed a Space Act Agreement, with the objective of this partnership being to support NASA's technology needs for design of highly dependable integrated embedded systems.
Moving On Up . . .at AGI
AGI announces that Joe Sheehan has been selected as president.
CommunicAsia2009 Covers Cutting Edge Tech In Singapore Style
CommunicAsia2009 and BroadcastAsia2009 are expected to feature approximately 2,000 exhibiting companies from 65 countries and regions from across the globe, demonstrating the strong demand by companies to expand their footprint in Asia’s emerging markets and the importance of the annual exhibitions as networking and sourcing platforms for the global infocomm and media industries.
Hours + Hours Of ISR Success With ScanEagle UAS
The ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS), a joint effort of The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and its subsidiary Insitu Inc., last week flew its 150,000th hour in service with the U.S. Marine Expeditionary Forces, U.S. Navy, U.S. Special Operations Command, Australian Army and Canadian Forces.