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May 26th, 2009
HD Video In A 9 MHz Slot? Adtec + Mobile Satellite Connections Say "Yes"
Mobile Satellite Connection and Adtec Digital are working together to prove what MPEG 4 AVC has to offer clients.
A Herculean Task Possibly Just Ahead For Avanti
Avanti Communications Groupplc(AIM: AVN) has been awarded a project by the European Space Agency contributing 250,000 euros in 2009 to the cost of work on a Preliminary Design Review of a new satellite system called Hercules.
Here's Looking @ Earth: Not Crop Circles... Lake Circles
Late in April 2009, astronauts aboard the International Space Station observed a strange circular area of thinned ice in the southern end of Lake Baikal in southern Siberia.
GlobeCast's MiniCam Let's 'Em Rip in Taiwan's World Games — Faster, Higher, Stronger
GlobeCast 's GlobeCam will transmit pictures from new heights in the the Air Sports competition with the best parachutists from around the world competing.?Miniature cameras will be on skydivers’ helmets and on helicopters, to capture breath-taking action as it occurs. The GlobeCam team will remotely switch the cameras from the ground.
Sorrento To Host the ESA's Solar Orbiter Workshop
To be held from May 25th through the 29th at the Hotel Vesuvio in Sorrento, Italy, is the European Space Agency's Third Solar Orbiter Workshop.
atrexx Flies High With the Eagles and U.S. Air Force
atrexx, a German satellite service provider announced that it will play an integral role in the operation of the Europe-based U.S. Air Force Eagle Vision system, known as Eagle Vision-1.
Here's Looking @ Earth: The Icy Underbelly
Unlike the Arctic — an ocean basin surrounded by land, where sea ice extends all the way to the pole — the Antarctic is a large continent surrounded by ocean. Because of this geography, the Antarctic’s sea ice extent is larger than the Arctic’s in winter, but smaller in the summer. Total Antarctic sea ice peaks in September (the end of Southern Hemisphere winter) and retreats to a minimum in February.
Thuraya Shares Broadband Solutions at MECOM 2009
Thuraya will share their expertise and promote their competitive broadband solution to the oil and gas sector as one of the main speakers at ‘MECOM 2009,’ the annual telecom exhibition and conference held in Abu Dhabi.
A Willamette Win Is EchoStar's ViP-TV
EchoStar Satellite Services, a division of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), now has an agreement to deliver its ViP-TV™ video transport service to Canby Telcom, a provider of telecommunications and entertainment services to more than 8,000 customers in the northern Willamette Valley of Oregon.
Manpackin' Moment For ViaSat With NSA Certification
ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) has received certification from the National Security Agency (NSA) for the ruggedized AN/PSC-14(C) Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) integrated manpack terminal.
Newtec Heavy With NTT For IRD Development
Newtec announced the Company has been selected by NTT Electronics to be the DVB-S2 technology partner for the development of the new HVD6100 IRD — the world’s first professional IRD (Integrated Receiver Decoder) to combine decoder functionality, with a DVB-S2 demodulator and AVC/H.264 4:2:2 HDTV support.
Higher Communications With OnAir For EGYPTAIR
EGYPTAIR and OnAir have agreed to install full Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir inflight passenger communications services on their fleet of twin-aisle Airbus 330-300 aircraft.
Every Volley Served By Genesis Networks — Mon Dieu!
The French Open tennis tournament went live this past weekend — Genesis Networks was there to deliver every serve, volley, and smash for their customers in the Americas and Europe.
Bringing A Space Marketplace To Spatial Entrepreneurs
Earth Space Agency has launched a neutral space marketplace to assist civilian space companies to trade parts, services, and patents required for building space ships, satellites and space probes.
Sans SYLDA 5
A key element of Ariane 5’s dual payload deployment system was imaged in a unique series of in-flight photos taken by one of its two European-built passengers during the Arianespace launcher’s successful deep-space mission on May 14th.
Coming Down The Hard Way... On The Moon
The Japan's lunar explorer KAGUYA, which is now in the extended operational phase, has been carrying out observations of the Moon from lower altitude since February 1, 2009, to continue observations in more detail.
BBC: Russia 'to save its ISS modules'
Russia is making plans to detach and fly away its parts of the International Space Station when the time comes to de-orbit the rest of the outpost.
Spacenet Present and Presenting @ ISCe
Spacenet Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT), will be participating in the 8th annual ISCe Conference taking place June 2 – 4, 2009 in San Diego, California.
Boeing Scores With ScanEagle ISR
Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently received a contract from U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) services using the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) — the contract has a potential value of $250 million.
Space Foundation Reacts to Obama's Choice for NASA's Administrator
Long awaited, Obama finally nominated Major General Charles Bolden, USMC (retired), and?Lori Garver to serve as NASA Administrator and Deputy Administrator, respectively.
UAVs To Russia Rather Than MiGs To Syria Or Iran
According to China View, Israel will facilitate the production of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for Russia, as Moscow declared last week it had decided to halt the sale of advanced MiG-31 fighter jets to Syria, Jerusalem Post reported Sunday.
Single Source Control For UAVs In The Works
The U.S. Army is working to create a common user interface for seven large UAVs it uses, or is developing, in an article from Strategy Page.
Obama Brings On Bolden + Garver As NASA Leads
President Barack Obama has nominated the following individuals for key administration posts: General Charles Bolden, Administrator of NASA, and Lori Garver, Deputy Administrator of NASA. President Obama said, "These talented individuals will help put NASA on course to boldly push the boundaries of science, aeronautics and exploration
Multiple "Flying Remotely By The Seat Of Their Fatigue Pants" Is U.S.A.F. Wish
The Air Force wants its airmen who pilot unmanned aerial vehicles to fly more than one of the aircraft at a time, Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz told defense and military leaders Thursday, from an article by Michael Hoffman in Air Force Times.
Silence Is Golden, Especially For Upcoming Hybrid UAV
Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI) announced that its state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules will be designed into the development of a hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle (H-UAV) called the Silent Sentinel developed by Bye Aerospace, Inc.
Sun Shines On Shtein + Solar UAV Strategies
With the ever-increasing military demand to reduce the size and weight of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) while lengthening flight times, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research is funding a project to integrate solar power cheaply and easily into the base materials used to build them.
Totally Rad Hardened SBC For Spatial Summing
Aitech Defense Systems Inc. is introducing the radiation hardened S950-02 single board computer for spacecraft avionics.
Russians Take To Kourou With New Soyuz-ST
The maker of Russia's Soyuz rockets has finished building the first rockets due to be launched from South America pad, in cooperation with the European Space Agency.
Trio To Travel To ISS
Aboard the International Space Station Tuesday, the Expedition 19 crew prepared for its upcoming spacewalk and awaited the arrival of three additional crew members later this week.
digiGO! — Promo'ing DVR's To The German Broadcasting Industry
NDS and Axel Springer Digital TV Guide have announced their cooperation to promote personal TV — enabled by state-of-the-art digital video recorders (DVR) and electronic program guides (EPG) — to Germany’s broadcasting, pay-TV, and cable providers.
digiGO! — My, Oh, My — MHEG-5
Strategy & Technology has developed the first applications?that brings streaming video from the internet to the TV under broadcaster control using the latest MHEG-5 middleware specifications.
digiGO! — Wireless Stimulus To Reach US$6.8B, Says ABI Research Report
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, also known simply as the Stimulus Bill) will provide funding for a massive $6.8 billion worth of wireless communications upgrades and new deployments over 2009-2010.
digiGO! — Political Elections Get WASP'd
WASP3D became the most used, real-time, 3D graphics solution by Indian News channels for broadcasting recently held Lok Sabha elections.