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April 22nd, 2009
Talented Trio Will Pack A Launch Wallop On May 5th
An Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket carrying the Air Force Research Laboratory’s TacSat-3 satellite and two secondary payloads, NASA’s PharmaSat microsatellite and NASA’s CubeSat Technology Demonstration experiments, is scheduled to launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, on the evening of May 5th during a launch window beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT.
Industry Pioneer Robert Berry To Retire
Space Systems/Loral, a subsidiary of Loral Space & Communications (Nasdaq:LORL), has announced the retirement of former chairman and president, Robert Berry.
Sub-Saharan Satellite Showings
GlobeCast, a subsidiary of France Telecom, has announced the Company's African DTH platform has successfully started transmissions on SES ASTRA’s Astra 4A (Sirius 4) satellite.
SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES Contracts With TBS + DRS For Content Delivery
SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES makes another major announcement at NAB, the second in just the last two days.
Free HD From FRANSAT Finds ATLANTIC BIRD 3 Highly Beamable
Upcoming is the launch of France's free Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) channels on Eutelsat Communication's ATLANTIC BIRD 3 satellite.
Frosty Fling For Future Of Herschel
The Herschel space telescope for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission literally “chilled out” this week with the loading of liquid helium that will help it gather data on the formation of stars and galaxies.
The Melding Magic Beings — NGC's Payload + USAF's GEO-2
The Space and Missile Systems Center's Space Based Infrared Systems Wing has duly noted that the second Geosynchronous Earth Orbit payload from Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, Azusa, California, has now arrived at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, Californa, for integration into the GEO-2 space vehicle.
DISH Delivers The Earth, The Moon, Plus Assorted Spatial Odds + Ends
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) has launched DISH Earth, a channel exclusively available to DISH Network customers that offers dramatic live views of Earth 24 hours per day, including passing views of the moon, Venus, and even unidentified flying objects — you can view the camera’s live feed at no charge on Ch. 212, starting immediately.
Happy, Happy, Hubble — Still Hunkerin' Down + Getting The Job Done
To commemorate 19 years of success, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has photographed a peculiar system of galaxies known as Arp 194.
New Globalstar Skyhawk Masters Asset Vigilance
Globalstar, Inc. has announced that Globalstar Panama Corp. and leading Simplex data integrator Blue Oceans Satellite Systems Inc. have launched the Skyhawk M9601, a satellite-based global asset tracking and vessel monitoring system (VMS) solution.
CNN Captures The Moment With SES Capacity Deal... + So Does DRS Technologies
SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES, a division of SES S.A.SES , has signed a five year distribution and contribution agreement with Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) for CNN delivery to and from Europe and the Middle East.
Moving On Up @... The California Space Education and Workforce Institute
The California Space Education and Workforce Institute (CSEWI) and its sister organization, the California Space Authority (CSA), have announced that Lynn Baroff will serve as the new Executive Director for the Institute.
Moving On Up @... GlobeCast
GlobeCast has strengthened its position in the Americas with the appointment of two key executives, those being former GlobeCast Asia CEO David Justin, who has been named CEO America, while industry veteran Catherine Palaia has joined the company as Senior Director, Business and Product
Arrowhead Global Name Permutation Results In Caprock Government Solutions
CapRock Communications, a global provider of satellite communications to remote and harsh environments, has announced the Company has changed the name of its federal government division, Arrowhead Global Solutions, to CapRock Government Solutions.
ViaSat Stays Inline For Encryptor Interoperability Spec
ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) has received certification from the National Security Agency (NSA) for its High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor Interoperability Specification (HAIPE IS) V3.0.2 for the programmable ViaSat AltaSec? KG-250 Inline Network Encryptor (INE).
White House Verbal Battle Continues With Former NASA Administrator
The announcement came of the former NASA administrator Michael Griffin as the new eminent scholar and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville to a $350,000-a-year eminent scholar position.
IPTV Service Imbued + Fortified With Verimatrix + Falcon
Falcon IP/Complete and Verimatrix have announced GulfPines Communications, LLC, has selected their IPTV solution to deliver a powerful, advanced video solution.
digiGO! — Heads-Up Head-End Handiwork For IPTV + Broadcast
Appear TV has launched their new 8VSB input module during NAB 2009, in collaboration with Sencore, the Company's business partner in North America.