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August 27th, 2009
 
Now Operational Is The Last Of the GPS IIR Sats
The last in the series of eight modernized Global Positioning System IIR satellites, GPS IIR-21(M), has been declared operational for military and civilian users worldwide, just 10 days after launching from Cape Canaveral AFS.
SBIRS Secures Sign-Off By NGA
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has announced the certification and acceptance of the Space Based Infrared Systems, Highly Elliptical Orbit data for use in support of technical intelligence missions.
Here's Looking @ Earth... Quick Update From USGS Re: Landsat 5
Yesterday we offered news that the Landsat 5 satellite had run into some difficulties and had halted imagery operations.
Get Your DVB-S2 Licensing Completed @ IBC2009
S2 Licensing has announced the Company will be present at IBC2009 in Amsterdam and all current and prospective consumers of DVB-S2 technology are invited to meet with S2 Licensing representatives during the course of the Exhibition to discuss S2 Licensing’s offering under its suite of DVB-S2 patents.
Tracking + De-Icing All Part Of Hiltron's New SATCOM Unit For Telenor
Telenor has awarded a contract to Hiltron Communications for the supply of a 7.6 metre K-band transmit/receive antenna system with tracking and full reflector de-icing.
Guam Ground Station Gets Green Light + Gets Going
Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have unveiled a new ground station in Guam that will track spacecraft from JAXA’s upcoming Quasi-Zenith Satellite System.
Thales Alenia's Leonardo To Launch With Discovery
Leonardo, the Multi-Purpose Pressurized Logistics Modules (MPLM) developed by Thales Alenia Space, will be launched tomorrow with the space shuttle Discovery, assuming all goes well and the launch takes place, (STS-128 mission) to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Kennedy Space Center.
WildBlue Provides Speed and Looks to Stimulus
WildBlue Communications, today demonstrated how it can deliver download speeds that are up to 12 times faster than its current speeds if it gets a new high-capacity satellite.
Financially Speaking... Aruba Networks...
Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) has released financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended July 31, 2009.
Financially Speaking... Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited...
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited (AsiaSat - SEHK: 1135) has announced its 2009 interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2009.</font
And Now for Something Completely Different — Hey! Who's Flying this Thing? Special Report
Just as I was putting the finishing touches on this month's update on flying model airplanes ... that kill, what to my wondering eyes did appear, but a miniature airplane, towed by two … hulking journalists. And that, friends, is the reason for today's special report on developments in the burgeoning field of unmanned military aircraft.
SatBroadcasting
— New STBs From Amino Is Focus For IBC2009 — ATEME Brings Headend Into Play For HDTV — — IBC2009 Offers 3D Cinema Workshop — OmniBus Systems Bringing iTX To Starz —
Hybrid TV Harmonization Has Handhold In Europe
A consortium of European television industry leaders has announced the launch of “Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV” or “HbbTV”, a major new pan-European initiative aimed at harmonizing the broadcast and broadband delivery of news, information, and entertainment to the end consumer through TVs and STBs with an optional web connection. The
Bringing Severe Weather Under The Watchful Eye Of UAVs
Mundus Group, Inc. has announced AirStar Weather Systems will continue VTOL UAV patrols for government agencies in the Gulf Coast States, providing real time data on "lookout" for hurricane Bill.
Mars Orbiter Is Safe But Rather Sedentary
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has placed itself into a safe mode as of Wednesday morning, Aug. 26, for the fourth time this year, while maintaining spacecraft health and communications.
Aerojet Plays A Thrusting Role FOr GPS IIR-21(M)
Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its second-stage liquid engine for the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket helped boost the final Air Force GPS satellite — GPS IIR-21(M) — to orbit for the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System.
digiGO! — The Digital (R)Evolution
— ABI Research Delves Into The World Of Wi-Fi — WASP3D Preps On-Air Graphics Goodie For IBC2009 — TiVo Decides To Take On AT&T Verizon —
Micro Converter Goodie From Brick House Video @ IBC2009
Brick House Video is introducing a low-cost, micro-sized version of Proteus, the Company's its award-winning, fully-featured broadcast specification standards/format converter, at IBC in Stand 8.B61.