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October 15th, 2009
Here's Looking @ Earth... Lava Dome Larger On Montserrat...
Soufri?re Hills volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat had been quiet for months before bursting into life in early October, 2009.
BAE Systems Controls The Power Of The World(View-2)
Lots of responsibility as BAE Systems equipment governs command and control functions and provides electric power aboard DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2 satellite.
3G/4G Support + Intelligence Into Military Mobile Comm Unit
Tecore Networks has evolved their Military Secured Rapid Deployment System (MilSec-RDS), a multi-technology voice and data communications platform built for use by the armed forces.
Thrane & Thrane Give Latitude Accreditation
Latitude Technologies' new Universal Data Gateway product has achieved accredited solution status with Thrane & Thrane.
RapidEye's New U.S. Incursion Via MapMart
MapMart of Greenwood Village, Colorado, has signed on as a data distributor for RapidEye in the United States.
FEMA Says "Track This" To Numerex + QinetiQ
Numerex Corp. (Nasdaq: NMRX) is now part of the QinetiQ North America team that has been awarded a multi-year contract from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for full program management of Asset Tracking Services facilitating in-transit visibility within FEMA's Total Asset Visibility (TAV) Program.
Spatial Sensings: A Violet Vision
In a break from its usual task of searching for distant cosmic explosions, NASA's Swift satellite acquired the highest-resolution view of a neighboring spiral galaxy ever attained in the ultraviolet.
Globe Wireless Decides To Addvalue To Maritime Offerings
Globe Wireless has signed a distribution agreement to sell Addvalue FleetBroadband equipment to its maritime customers.
Geospatial Data Asset From PCI Geomatics Goes To COTESA
PCI Geomatics has successfully delivered an operational automated system for the orthorectification, pansharpening, and mosaicking of large volumes of satellite imagery to COTESA, a privately held GIS company based in Valladolid, Spain.
Latitude's Lightweight UDG Is A Heavyweight For Aircraft
Latitude Technologies has added to their Latitude product family — the Universal Data Gateway “UDG100, a SwiftBroadband Inmarsat I-4 accessory device designed for aircraft systems integration, flight tracking and anomaly reporting.
SatBroadcasting: Tibetan language satTV Channel To Debut In China
An 18-hour Tibetan-language satellite TV channel is expected to be launched on October 28 in southwest China's Sichuan Province, this according to a local official.
Joint IP Modem Contract Calls For Continued Globecomm Production
Globecomm Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: GCOM) has announced the U.S. Army has exercised a $2.3 million contract option for the continued production of the Joint IP Modem (JIPM).
LCROSS Lunar Impact Under Observation
The LRO Diviner instrument obtained infrared observations of the LCROSS impact.
Financially Speaking... Intelsat...
Intelsat, Ltd. today announced that its subsidiary, Intelsat Jackson Holdings, Ltd. (“Intelsat Jackson”), intends to offer senior notes due 2019 (the “notes”).
Show Spotlight: The MENA Movement Into IPTV
As more telcos in the Middle East and Africa prepare to launch IPTV services, and others move past phase 1 of their deployment, the region's pay-TV industry appears to be undergoing a considerable change.
Moving On Up @ (Multiple Moves) GeoEye
GeoEye, Inc. [NASDAQ: GEOY], a provider of satellite and aerial-based geospatial information and services, announced today the appointments of four new members of its financial team.
Moving On Out + Up... @ Space Systems/Loral...
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), a subsidiary of Loral Space & Communications (Nasdaq:LORL), has announced that Patrick DeWitt will be appointed to the SS/L Board of Directors as its Chairman and will relinquish his duties as Chief Executive Officer at the end of the year.
Moving On Up... @ Lockheed Martin...
Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE: LMT] announced its Board of Directors has elected Christopher E. Kubasik to serve as president and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1, 2010.
SatBroadcasting: All Manner Of Broadcasters Covered In Study
Research and Markets has added the AIB 2009 Global Broadcasting Sourcebook report to their offering. The Global Broadcasting Sourcebook is the definitive media directory for the international broadcasting industry — unique in that it covers TV, radio, cable, satellite, IPTV, and mobile worldwide in a single volume.
SatBroadcasting: NewsForce Substantially Upgraded By Harris + Inscriber G5 Demos
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) is showcasing its latest digital technology solutions at HD World 2009. Among the presentations is Harris? NewsForce™ HD/SD production platform, which has now been upgraded.
SatBroadcasting: CTV's 2010 Olympic Winter Games Coverage Gains Harris Broadcasting Tech Expertise
Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium announced it has selected Harris Corporation to deliver an end-to-end HD broadcast solution for the Consortium's suite of assets during its coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
SatBroadcasting: Three HOT BIRD Transponders Taken
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announces a further extension of its multi-year relationship with Cyfrowy Polsat, Poland’s leading pay-TV operator.