Current Satellite News
June 24th, 2009
Northern Georgia To Glom Onto HDTV Via EchoStar Via RTC
EchoStar Satellite Services, a division of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), has an agreement to deliver its ViP-TV video transport service to Ringgold Telephone Company (RTC), a provider of converged communications to more than 11,000 access lines in northern Georgia Ringgold will receive transport of up to 42 popular HDTV channels to its IP headend.
Latvia Joins In With EUMETSAT As A Member State
Latvia has completed the ratification process to become a full Member State in EUMETSAT and has informed the Depository of the EUMETSAT Convention.
The Mating Game Ariane 5 One Step Closer to Largest Civilian Telecommunications Satellite
The TerreStar-1 telecommunications satellite was mated to its Ariane 5 launcher today, taking Arianespaces upcoming heavy-lift mission one major step closer to the July 1 liftoff.
Russian Rubles To Be Gained For Launching African Satellites
Russian news agencies quote Russia's space agency chief as saying Russia plans to launch satellites for Angola and South Africa.
Final Moon Shots From JAXA's KAGUYA
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully produced stereo movies (3D) of the Moon's surface by using stereoscopic images obtained with the Terrain Camera (TC) onboard the KAGUYA just prior to its controlled impact to the Moon on June 11, 2009 (JST) the KAGUYA was launched by JAXA on September 14, 2007.
Integral To Infuse SkyTerra's 1 + 2 With EPOCH Control
Integral Systems, Inc., (Nasdaq: ISYS), now has contract with Telesat of Ottawa, Canada, under which Integral will provide its EPOCH Integrated Product Suite (IPS) of satellite command and control software to support the SkyTerra1 and SkyTerra2 satellites under construction by Boeing.
Salty Saturn Rings Mean Water Retention
For the first time, scientists working on NASA's Cassini mission have detected sodium salts in ice grains of Saturn's outermost ring.
Agilent To Bring Data Conversion Technologies To Warfighter Programs
Agilent Technologies will deliver unique data-conversion capabilities and associated intellectual property to key U.S. and allied armed forces programs.
MBAs... In Space!
Dr. Michael Simpson, President of the International Space University (ISU), announced that 12 participants from 10 different countries have completed the first stage of ISU?s new Executive MBA program at its central campus in Strasbourg, France.
U.S. Navy Laser Versus UAVs... Laser Wins...
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), with support from Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren, for the first time successfully tracked, engaged, and destroyed a threat representative unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) while in flight at Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, California, on June 7th.
Another Iranian "Believe It Not" UAV Story...
From CRIENGLISH.COM, we read that Iran's Air Force commander Brigadier General Hassan Shahsafi announced last Wednesday that Iran has successfully tested a home-made radar-evading unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with bombing capabilities, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.