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August 13th, 2009
Ukraine Is EO Aggressive
Ukraine will launch an Earth remote-sensing satellite in April 2010, the country's top space official said on Thursday.
SYLDA Step Sequesters Satellites Soon
The first of two telecommunications satellite payloads for Arianespace's next heavy-lift Ariane 5 mission has been installed atop its launcher as preparations move into their final phase for the August 21 flight.
Getting Them SATCOMS + Services For The Feds Now In The Hands Of GSA
The General Services Administration will manage the purchase of $5 billion worth of commercial satellite services during the next 10 years for all federal agencies, including the Defense Department, under an agreement announced on Thursday.
Indonesian Government Steps In and Steps Up Pay TV Regulation (SatBroadcasting)
CASBAA has applauded the launch of an Indonesian government campaign to regularize the country’s cable-TV industry.
O.K. Given By U.S. For ISRO To Launch Algerian Sats
The U.S. has allowed the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to launch Algerian satellites having American components using an Indian launch vehicle, following a Technical Safeguards Agreement (TSA) between the two countries.
The Big Nuke Question For Chandrayaan II
India plans to power some parts of the Chandrayaan II, the nation's next unmanned mission to the moon, with nuclear energy and the feasibility studies are being carried out by Indian Space Research Organisation and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.
Planck Picking Up Billion-Year-Old Light
The Planck space telescope has begun to collect light left over from the Big Bang explosion that created our universe.
Financially Speaking... SIRIUS XM Radio...
The credit rating on Sirius XM Radio Inc. (SIRI) has been raised by Standard & Poor's Investors Services to one notch away from highly speculative.
Breakthrough Learning — Get Those Federal Contracts!
The AFCEA is going to be offering a three-day course that will focus on the fundamentals of government contracting, a course tailored primarily to the needs of government and industry engineers, technical representatives, project managers, and procurement specialists, working in an austere budget and changing environment.
General Urges Faster Deployment Of UAVs
The Defense Department and unmanned systems developers must do a better job fielding unmanned capabilities to servicemembers on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan, a senior military officer said yesterday.
Add In Another Acronym — OPV To Join UAV, UAS, + Others...
Aurora Flight Sciences announced today the launch of an Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) based on the popular Diamond Aircraft DA42M.
Afghan Air Force Could Receive UAVs
The U.S. military is looking at eventually equipping Afghanistan's air corps with unmanned aircraft for surveillance missions, a general said on Wednesday.
Germany — Off To The Moon?
Germany is debating whether to launch an unmanned mission to the moon to help German companies secure expertise in the aerospace sector.
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