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January 3rd, 2010
SS/L — An EchoStar Of Past Successes With New Contract
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) has been selected to provide a new, direct broadcast satellite (DBS), EchoStar XVI, to a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq:SATS).
NASA — Smithsonian Culls Chandra Contract
NASA has extended a contract with the Smithsonian
Spatial Sightings — Stunning Saturn Solo
Saturn, stately and resplendent in this natural color view, dwarfs its icy moon Rhea.
AsiaSat — DTH Gets The AsiaSat 5 Treatment In Vietnam
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) and Vietnam Multimedia Corporation (VTC) have signed a lease agreement for the use of multiple Ku-band transponders on AsiaSat 5 for a new, premium, Direct-to-Home (DTH) service in Vietnam.
U.S.A.F. — Super SBIRS Successes With LMSS + NGES
The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center's Space Based Infrared Systems Wing has announced the successful completion of critical design reviews for the SBIRS Follow-On Production program for the Highly Elliptical Orbit and Geosynchronous payloads.
SSTL — Good Going GIOVE-A
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has just celebrated the 4th anniversary of the launch of its historic GIOVE-A satellite, the first step in Europe's visionary Galileo satellite navigation program, with the launch having occurred on December 28th, 2005.
COM DEV International — A Passive Contract
COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX:CDV) has been awarded follow-on contracts totaling more than CDN$7 million to provide passive microwave equipment for a military communications satellite.
Russians To Study Asteroid Threat Amelioration
Russian scientists will soon meet in secret to work on a plan for saving Earth from a possible catastrophic collision with a giant asteroid in 26 years, the head of Russia's space agency said last Wednesday.
NASA — New Frontiers For Celestial Consideration
NASA has selected three proposals as candidates for the agency's next space venture to another celestial body in our solar system.