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April 15th, 2009
COMPASS Heads Into Orbit For Chinese Global Positioning Services
China launched a navigational satellite Wednesday which was the second in a series of as many as 30 orbiters to comprise a global positioning network, this according to that nation's space administration.
Intelsat Liberates Liberty Sports Group
Get ready to sit in your comfy chair and cheer on your favorite team.
CPI Amplifies Their SuperLinear Line With New X-band HPA
CPI Satcom Division announced the latest addition to its SuperLinear product line: an extremely compact, 500-watt peak power X-band high power amplifier (HPA).
TSF Hopes For a Full Cup In the Fight Against Malaria
Football and malaria — doesn't quite compute?
TANDBERG Television is extending its HD satellite capabilities with a comprehensive Contribution & Distribution (C&D) solution from TANDBERG Television that includes encoding, multiplexing, modulation, and professional receivers.
Red Planet's Severe Storms Offer Cleansing Properties
Heading into a period of the Martian year prone to major dust storms, the team operating NASA's twin Mars rovers is taking advantage of eye-in-the-sky weather reports.
Auto's Back-Seat Entertainment System Finds Capacity On Galaxy 25 Satellite
Intelsat, Ltd. and RaySat Broadcasting Corporation (RBC) have announced that RBC has contracted satellite capacity on Intelsat’s fleet to enable the delivery of AT&T CruiseCast mobile TV service, a new source of entertainment in family vehicles.
Here's Looking @ Earth: Overflow In Nambia
Water levels on the Zambezi River in southern Africa remained high on April 14, 2009, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of the swollen river, which had destroyed crops and forced thousands of evacuations in Namibia’s Caprivi region as of April 12, reported the AFP news service.
New Imagery Center For Harris' Ongoing NGA + Feds Support
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has opened a facility in St. Louis for production and quality assurance of high-resolution imagery-derived geospatial data for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and other federal agencies in the area.
Eutelsat Services Migration Brings EUROBIRD 9A Into Play
The KabelKiosk platform of digital channels operated by the German subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has now initiated broadcasts from the EUROBIRD™ 9A satellite, which went into service on February 24th at 9 degrees East.
Battlefield Betterment Of SATCOM With Comtech SatModem Award
Comtech EF Data Corp. has won a $2.1 million order from the U.S. military for satellite communications equipment that will be used to upgrade existing battlefield systems to operate on the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) system.
Here's Looking @ Earth: Italian Earthquake's Surface Deformations Mapped By ESA
Studying satellite radar data from ESA’s Envisat and the Italian Space Agency’s COSMO-SkyMed, scientists have begun analyzing the movement of Earth during and after the 6.3 earthquake that shook the medieval town of L’Aquila in central Italy on April 6, 2009.
Intelsat Knows How to Operate, and Has the Award to Prove It — A Star
Everyone appreciates being recognized for their good work, and so Intelsat, Ltd., a provider of fixed satellite services, was named “Operator of the Year” at the 2009 SatCom Africa conference last week in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Near-Earth Objects Knowledge In Nebraska
The College of Law at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska, is hosting a conference that will examine the legal and institutional challenges of international protocols if large asteroids or other interplanetary objects come too close to Earth for comfort.
Spatial Financing Futures Featured In NYC
Registration is now open for the Space Foundation’s Space Business Forum: New York on Thursday, June 4, 2009, at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City.
Scope Out Space Strategy Success Skills
Strategic Space Development is offering a one-day course in Strategic Planning for Aerospace professionals on May 1st in Tucson, Arizona.
digiGO! — NAB: Harmonic's Astute NAB Debuts
Harmonic Inc. Booth SU7209 — The Company will debut its latest solutions for multi-screen content preparation, streaming, and delivery. Harmonic's unified solutions allow operators to simply and cost-effectively enhance their existing networks while also adding new revenue-generating services streamed to a variety of devices such as PCs and video-enabled smartphones.