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February 1st, 2010
Eutelsat — W2 Working Well Again
Working in close collaboration with clients, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) confirms that all services affected by the anomaly which occurred in the evening of January 27th on the W2 satellite are now fully restored at 16 degrees East.
Intelsat — IS-4 Suffers SCP Anomaly
Intelsat S.A.'s Intelsat 4 satellite (IS-4), located at 72 degrees East Longitude, experienced an anomaly on February 1, 2010, at approximately 00:18 GMT.
Gilat — Getting To The Hub Of The Matter
Gilat Satellite Networks, Ltd.'s Bandwidth Optimizer (BWO) solution has been successfully deployed at hub sites in Asia.
AsiaSat — New Moniker For AsiaSat-2
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) has announced that Spacecom, the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has signed a contract for the exclusive use of AsiaSat-2, an AsiaSat satellite formerly located at 100.5 degrees East, and has now been relocated to 17 degrees East and renamed AMOS-5i.
RUAG Space — Antennas For EO Downlinks
RUAG Space in Sweden has received its first order for satellite hardware from General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.
Gateway — Multipoint Broadband Net In Nigeria
Gateway Communications Nigeria, headquartered in Lagos, has announced a contract with Cambridge Broadband Networks to create the Nigeria’s largest point to multipoint broadband wireless network.
RRsat Provides New Platform For Spanish And Portuguese Adding To HISPASAT
RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. [NASDAQ: RRST], a rapidly growing provider of comprehensive content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries, announced today that it has launched a new platform for the distribution of Spanish and Portuguese language content into European markets over the Hispasat 1D satellite.
SatMex — Number Five Takes A Permanent Propulsion Pause
Mexican satellite service provider Satelites Mexicanos, or SatMex, said last Friday the failure of the primary propulsion system on its Satmex 5 unit will shave more than a year off its remaining life.
NASA — NPOESS Imagery Instrument Inbound
The development of a new series of weather and environmental monitoring satellites has marked a significant milestone with the delivery and the beginning of spacecraft integration efforts for a key science instrument.
Here's Looking @ Earth — Kazakhastan Crater Capture
In the grasslands of western Kazakhstan, roughly 320 kilometers (200 miles) north-northeast of the Aral Sea, lies Chiyli Crater.
Northrop Grumman — Monolithic They May Be, However, MMICs Are Mighty
Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE:NOC) monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) are flying aboard two state-of-the-art European Space Agency (ESA) space telescopes.
RADARSAT-2 Results In Rescue And Rehabilitation
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of information solutions, has provided imagery acquired by the RADARSAT-2 satellite over Haiti in support of disaster recovery and reconstruction efforts by the Canadian Government and relief agencies through the Canadian Space Agency’s participation in the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters”.
iDirect — Hub Trio Heads To SkyDelta
iDirect, a company of VT Systems Inc (VT Systems), has announced SkyDelta Satellite Networks, a subsidiary of Horizon Satellite Services, has purchased and installed three iDirect Series 15000 Universal Satellite Hubs to expand the applications and geographical reach of its IP satellite broadband offerings.
CapRock Government Solutions — CommandAccess Helps Haitians Via U.S. Navy
CapRock Government Solutions has been awarded a contract with the United States Navy’s Naval Beach Group (NBG) to provide emergency satellite communications services as part of U.S. military relief efforts in Haiti.
Vocality International — SATCOM Router Ramped Up
Vocality International's router platform — used worldwide in armed forces and satellite communications networks — is now available in a PC/104 integrated kit.
Rascomstar-Qaf — One Satellite Going Down, Another To Go Up
Rascomstar-Qaf will launch a new satellite in May, two years after launching their Rascomstar-QAF1 that is expected to cease functioning by the close of 2010.
Here's Looking @ Earth — The Bering Brrrrrrrrrr (NASA)
Winds from the north pushed sea ice southward and formed cloud streets — parallel rows of clouds — over the Bering Strait in mid-January 2010.
Comtech Xicom Technology (R)Amps Up With New Site
Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., a provider of high power amplifier products for satellite communication (SATCOM), now has an amped up new and expanded website . . .
National Space Symposium Speaker — Erudite In Air Force Matters — NRO Director Carlson
Gen. Bruce A. Carlson, USAF (Retired), director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), is slated to be a featured speaker at the 26th National Space Symposium April 12-15 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
U.S.A.F. — Financially Speaking...
Air Force officials in Washington, D.C., have reinforced their commitment to fund and support operations while posturing for future challenges through the service's portion of the president's fiscal year 2011 budget February 1st.
Integral Systems — Financially Speaking...
Integral Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:ISYS) has reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2010.
Space Micro — Moving On Up...
Space Micro Inc has added Dr. Bert Vermeire as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) to its Management Team.
IDC — It's All About Support For Warfighters Via CDN (SatBroadcasting™)
International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) has received a contract from the Canadian Department of National Defence, (DND), valued at $2.8 million CDN for the continued operation of Canadian Forces Radio and Television, (CFRT).
EchoStar — It's ViP-TV Treatment For BTC (SatBroadcasting™)
EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), will now deliver its ViP-TV(TM) video transport service to BTC Broadband, a provider of whole home telecommunications services in Oklahoma.