Current Satellite News
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).
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.