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April 23rd, 2009
 
India Will Receive Phalcon AWACS on May 18
India will get its first 'eye in the sky', the Phalcon Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS), aircraft on May 18, which will provide the IAF means to track incoming missiles and look deep into the neighbouring countries without violating any air space.
PCI Geomatics Joins ESRI to Create a Better Image
PCI Geomatics, a developer of geo-imaging software and systems, has joined the ESRI Business Partner Program to provide users with optimized desktop and server based workflows for correcting commercial satellite imagery.
Advantech Has the Advantage in a New Image and Products
At NAB SatNews announced the new image for Advantech Advanced Microwave Technologies Inc.
MILSATCOM Transceivers Enlist Comtech's Expertise
Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, received an $8.0 million order under its IDIQ contract with the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command (CECOM) — total orders received to date against this $216.0 million contract increased to $211.3 million.
Well MET, Harris
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has been awarded a 10-year, $600 million contract for the U.S. Army's Modernization of Enterprise Terminals (MET) program. The nexgen military satellite communications terminals developed for the MET program will provide the worldwide backbone for high-priority military communications and missile defense systems.
SATCOM Global Sets Sail as Stronger and More Secure Partner on the Seas
As of April 15th SatCom Global has been awarded full Distribution Partner status by Inmarsat for its FleetBroadband services, and joins a group of 12 FleetBroadband Distribution Partners worldwide who have built a solid long-term relationship with Inmarsat.
MTV HD Rocks Out On SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES' HD-PRIME
SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES, division of SES S.A., has announced the launch of six MTV Networks HD channels in MPEG-4 on the HD-PRIME distribution platform as well as the delivery of 136 HD channels via SES platforms, worldwide.
SatSmart Asset Accountability
Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT) has announced that Simplex data integrator Axonn LLC has launched SMARTONE, the Satellite Managed Asset Ready Tracker.
3D Is Brought Dribbling Into NAB By IDC, SENSIO + OpenSky
International Datacasting Corporation, (TSX:IDC) and SENSIO Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SIO) have started their first operational roll-out of live 3D in HD for digital cinema in Europe.
Price Point For Uplink Packages Smashed By ATCi — Plus, Bandwidth Savings Product...
Antenna Technology Communications Inc. (ATCi), a provider of ground-based commercial satellite communications systems and services, is now offering their new, low-cost, uplink packages starting at $50K.
Avanti Has Irish Broadband Impetus
Avanti Communications Group plc (AIM: AVN) has been awarded a contract by Hutchison 3G Ireland Ltd (Hutchison 3G) to supply them under the Irish Government’s National Broadband Scheme.
Sea Tel Cobham Has A DIRECT Connection
Sea Tel Cobham has released their DTV04 HD Antenna System, the first and only 3-Axis Marine Stabilized Antenna System that is compatible with DIRECTV’s? Ka-Band satellites.
SpaceX's Draco Gets All Fired Up
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) successfully completed a rigorous qualification of its new Draco spacecraft thruster and Draco propulsion tank at the SpaceX Test Facility in McGregor, Texas.
Control + Monitoring Is In Colem's Hands For LINK
Colem is now working with Link Research, part of VISLINK, to continue the development of control and monitoring systems for the LINK city center receive sites.
Stepping Directly Into The HD Stream Is XStreamHD
XStreamHD showcased their technology with demos of the XStreamHD whole-home solution at the EchoStar booth during the recent NAB.
African Resource Mapping Being Taught To Nigerian Engineers
Nigeria will soon be able to map and monitor African resources with local expertise.
Nordic FSS Capacity Deal For TSBc
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) has signed a contract with SES SIRIUS for the provision of satellite capacity in the Nordic region.
It's Greek To Thuraya
Thuraya has announced an agreement with Advanced Communications Solutions Ltd. to distribute Thuraya voice and data services to the Greek maritime sector.
Container Checking Part of New SARS Agreement With Northland
Secure Asset Reporting Services (Pink Sheets:SARO) has signed an agreement with Northland Services Inc. to provide satellite based tracking units to track container chassis for Northland Services.
Here's Looking @ Earth... Great Views Of The Great Lakes
NOAA is helping Americans peer beneath the surfaces of the five Great Lakes by providing Google Earth with data that now includes detailed three-dimensional mapping of Lakes Huron, Ontario, Erie, Superior, and Michigan.
More Remote Sensing With China's Most Recent Launch
China launched a remote-sensing satellite on Wednesday, Yaogan VI, from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north Shanxi Province.
Financially Speaking... The Boeing Company
The Boeing Company’s [NYSE: BA] first-quarter 2009 earnings per share decreased 47 percent to $0.86 driven by the previously announced $0.38 per share impact from pending twin-aisle production rate changes and lower delivery price escalation forecasts in commercial airplanes.
U.S. Army Selects Lockheed Martin As One Of Six For Battle Command Products
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] is one of six companies selected by the U.S. Army to compete for future task orders across the Battle Command Family of Products, an indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract.
Moving On Up @... GeoEye
GeoEye, Inc. has appointed Carl A. Alleyne to the position of vice president of engineering.
Thales' Liberty Liberates Comes Through Clearly for Certification
Thales Communications, Inc., develops, manufactures, and supports multiband, software-defined radio (SDR) equipment, announces that its LibertyTM multiband land mobile radio (LMR) has received U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification.
Working Up A Hunger For... More Work! New SatClients For MtronPTI
MtronPTI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of LGL Group (NYSE Amex:LGL) and a producer of frequency control, filter and integrated subsystems, announced the Company has secured active projects with 12 industry leaders in the $10 billion satellite manufacturing market.
Space Business Intelligence Offered At Forum
Gen. Victor E. Renuart, USAF, commander, United States Northern Command, and Thomas B. Pickens, III, president and chief executive officer, Astrotech Corporation, will headline the Space Foundation's second annual Space Business Forum: New York on June 4, 2009, at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City.
ScanEagle's Pirate Patrol Proves Potency Of UAV
From The Enterprise (White Salmon, Washington), written by Jesse Burkhardt, comes the story of how local company Insitu's "ScanEagle" drone aircraft contributed to the successful military operation on April 12th that freed American ship captain Richard Phillips who was being held hostage by Somali pirates and then enduring the ensuring four-day standoff.
The Universe Brought To Your Desktop
Keeping up-to-date with cutting-edge astronomy and space science breakthroughs has just become easier — Portal to the Universe, the latest Cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009), presents a high-tech website that is a one-stop-shop for astronomy news.
Spaceport America's First Annual Educational Launch
Spaceport America and the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium will conduct their first joint annual educational launch from Spaceport America on May 2nd.
Politicians Say One Thing, The U.S.A.F. Another, Regarding UAV Maintenance
The Air Force states it has not yet decided who will maintain two unmanned aerial vehicles called the Predator and Reaper, this according to the Air Force Times.
digiGO! — Thales Angenieus + Binocle Demo 3D @ NAB
At this year’s NAB trade show and conference, Thales Angenieux and Binocle are together previewing a ground-breaking imaging technique that will allow full 3D stereoscopic shooting without objectionable side effects.