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February 11th, 2010
ULA —SunSat Launched
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V with NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory launched from its Space Launch Complex-41 launch pad at 10:23 a.m. EST on February 11th.
Cassini Captures — Eyeballing The Death Star (NASA | JPL)
On Feb. 13, 2010, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will make its closest examination yet of Mimas, an eyeball-shaped moon of Saturn that has also been likened to the Death Star of “Star Wars.”
MTN — Float Your Boat With Flex SATCOM
MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) has intro'd a new flexible, cost-effective satellite communication service for megayachts with varying bandwidth requirements.</font
SSI — Signing On For USAF Spaceport Services
Spaceport Systems International (SSI), a limited partnership between ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) and California Commercial Spaceport, Inc., has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide spaceport launch services for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center Launch Test Squadron.
SpaceX — Falcon 9 Finishing School
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has announced that all flight hardware for the debut launch of the Falcon 9 vehicle has arrived at the SpaceX launch site, Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40), in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Here's Looking @ Earth — An Olympic Moment For Landsat-7 (NASA)
In early February 2010, organizers were putting the finishing touches on venues for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Mitec Telecom — Going South With MTX
Mitec Telecom Inc. ("Mitec") (TSX: MTM) has received a new order for its VSAT MTX Block Upconverter product line.
SES WORLD SKIES — Securing That S.A. Slot
SES WORLD SKIES, an operating unit of SES S.A. (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), announced the Company has reached an agreement with the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) regarding the long-term use of the 67 degrees West orbital position.
NASA — A WISE + Cold Comet
NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has discovered its first comet, one of many the mission is expected to find among millions of other objects during its ongoing survey of the whole sky in infrared light.
ESA — Crunch Time For CryoSat-2... Signed, Sealed, + To Be Delivered
As preparations for the launch of ESA's ice mission on February 25th continue on schedule, an important milestone has just been reached with the team at the Baikonur Cosmodrome saying farewell to CryoSat-2 as it was encapsulated in the rocket's 'space head module'.
ESA — A Symmetrical Saturn Is A Hubble Happening
Researchers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope recently took advantage of a rare opportunity to record Saturn when its rings are edge-on, resulting in a unique movie featuring both of the giant planet's poles.
Arianespace — Antonov Arrives, ASTRA 3B Offloaded
The first of two satellite payloads for Arianespace’s initial Ariane 5 mission of 2010 has arrived in French Guiana.
ComArch — SATCOM Transaction Layering
In response to the growing needs of satellite broadband providers, Comarch has developed a solution combining pre-integrated CRM, BSS and network management systems.
ILS + SES — A Sat Pairing
International Launch Services (ILS) and global satellite operator SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) have announced the ILS Proton launch of the SES-3 satellite with the Kazsat-2 telecommunications satellite in 2011.
PolarSat — Making A Mesh Of Things
PolarSat Inc. has successfully completed system acceptance testing and 6 months of live operation of a disaster relief VSATPlus 3 VSAT network.?
SUIRG — Award Honors Those Who Fight Sat RFI
The Satellite Users Interference Reduction Group (SUIRG) is proud to have been named a recipient of the 2010 Industry Innovator Awards, given by the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI).
Arianespace — Sat Significance For France + Italy
Arianespace has been selected to launch the French-Italian Athena-Fidus dual
Astrium Celebrates There Were No 'Terrible Twos' For Their Columbus
No birthday cake, but just the same the European Columbus research laboratory is celebrating its second successful year of space operations. As an integral part of the International Space Station (ISS), the laboratory has successfully hosted around 50 research experiments from a broad array of scientific disciplines over the last 24 months.
Boeing — Moving On Up...
The Boeing (NYSE: BA) board of directors has elected former U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab as its newest member.
CABSAT Mena 2010 — MENA's Digital Broadcasting Boom Blossoming
As the demand for higher quality digital broadcasting services gains momentum in the Mena region, broadcasters must be equipped to embrace the digital boom, according to Jamal Al Sharif, Executive Director, Dubai Studio City.
NASA And ISU Welcome YOU To Public Face Space And The Ultimate In Recycle
From February 16-18, International Space University (ISU) in collaboration with NASA will welcome more than 150 space experts from various space agencies, industries and academia at the occasion of its 14th Annual Symposium entitled “The Public Face of Space” in Strasbourg.
Alhurra — Finding An Oasis Of Content Management (SatBroadcasting™)
Alhurra, an Arabic-language satellite TV network in Springfield, Virginia, has deployed Bitcentral’s Oasis and Pr?cis systems to improve its news workflow and make it easier to share and manage media assets between geographically separated locations.