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February 16th, 2010
SES + GVF — Tied Into Training
SES has adopted GVF's Installation?Training Program?in order to help prevent RF interference.
Russia — Glonass Gets The Putin Push
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has proposed introducing the Glonass navigation system throughout the country's regions and getting it onto "commercial rails."
Iran — Infused With Their Own Orbital Potential
Iran has revealed the development of a new Simorgh space booster and three new satellites that include an imaging spacecraft that may provide Iran with a rudimentary space reconnaissance capability.
Solaris Mobile — S-Band, Shrinky Dinky + Mobile
Solaris Mobile Ltd, the Dublin-based operator of new pan-European hybrid satellite and terrestrial wireless networks for nexgen mobile services, has announced the development of a mobile gateway device allowing the reception of services in S-band on smart phones.
Here's Looking @ Earth — This Dome's A Bust (NASA)
At 12:35 p.m. local time on February 11, 2010, Soufriere Hills Volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat experienced a partial dome collapse.
Getmapping — Company Namesake Says It All
Getmapping has released a number of new datasets including LiDAR elevation data captured by the Environment Agency.
Latitude Technologies — Trust This Tracking...
Latitude Technologies Corp. has added a configurable “G” switch accelerometer to the UDG100 and S100/S200 SkyNode product lines.
SkyTrac — Hardware Has Aerospace Happy...
SkyTrac has been selected by Dubai-based Aerospace Consortium FZE to supply SATCOM/flight following solutions for Aerospace’s fleet of Boeing-747, Ilyushin-76, Antonov-26, Antonov-72, Anotonov-74, MI 8T, MI 8MTV, Kamov 32, and Bell 412.
Orbit Technology Group — Tracking Success With Lockheed Martin
Orbit Technology Group has received an order from Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] for an advanced tracking antenna solution.
Boeing + U.S.A.F. — GPS IIF Busts Out And Is Delivered
Boeing [NYSE: BA], on February 11th, shipped the first Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite from the company's satellite manufacturing facility in El Segundo to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a Boeing-built C-17 Globemaster III airlifter.
AAE Systems — A Middle Eastern Business Trip Of Major Significance
AAE Systems, Inc. (AAE), a satellite-based equipment manufacturer and turnkey communication solutions provider, will be part of a delegation comprised of 25 U.S. companies selected to participate in the International Trade Administration’s inaugural trade missions to Algeria and Libya.
SkyTrac Systems — NexGen Software Release Upcoming
SkyTrac Systems will release the nexgen of its software — SkyWeb V 3.0 — at Heli Expo 2010 in Houston Texas.
U.S.A.F. — Scintillating SBIRS Successes For GEO-2
The U.S. Air Force’s second geosynchronous Space Based Infrared Systems satellite successfully completed its first Baseline Integrated System Testing, February 10, at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, California.
MapMart — Aiding ArcMap Access
MapMart has introduced the MapMart On-Demand? Toolbar for ESRI ArcMap.
GMV — Solid Grounding = Future Success For WSO-UV
GMV has successfully tested the satellite ground segment of the World Space Observatory Ultraviolet mission (WSO-UV).
exactEarth Gives exact Data To Canadian Government — exactly As Requested
exactEarth Ltd., the data services subsidiary of COM DEV International Ltd. [TSX: CDV], today announced that it has signed a $1.4 million contract with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to provide space-based Automatic Identification System (S-AIS) data.
Here's Looking @ Earth — Of Alluvial Attention (NASA)
In northeastern Egypt, roughly 33 kilometers (20 miles) west of the Gulf of Suez, rugged hills give way to flat terrain.
SES Watch 'em Grow — EP$ Increases By 25 Percent
Growth is always good news in the business world, and the financial results for SES S.A., a worldwide satellite operator [Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG], had a positive report for the 12 months to 31 December 2009. Earnings per share (EPS) increased by 25 percent.
Selex Galileo — Aye, Laddie! Scotland's Gyro Keeps Satellites On Track
They may be a small Scottish company, but Selex Galileo, an Edinburgh-based defense electronics firm, has won 600,000 (pounds 522,000) in funding to complete the development of an orientation system for satellites.
NASA's ISS — Relocating The Ultimate Room With A View — No Small Task
Not your typical chore that involves the relocation of the piano, or adding a room to a home — no, the International Space Station’s new viewport is facing the Earth now, ready to provide a panoramic view of the planet below and approaching cargo ships.
CapRock Communications — Peter Shaper Rocks! As Satellite Executive of the Year
Peter Shaper, CEO of CapRock Communications is a name that has been highly recognized in SatNews, and he was the feature of the September 2009 issue of MilsatMagazine's Command Center.
TerreStar — Moving On Up...
TerreStar Corporation (Nasdaq: TSTR) has announced that Jeffrey W. Epstein has added Chief Executive Officer duties to his position at TerreStar Corporation and its subsidiaries, and will assume the title of President & CEO, effective immediately.
SBCA — A Meeting Of SatMinds...
The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA) announces it will be holding its first Regional Chapter Meeting of Satellite Professionals on Thursday March 4th at the Doubletree Hotel in Wilmington DE from noon until 4:00 p.m.
Gilat — Financially Speaking...
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT) has reported its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009.
Newtec — Stellar Sat3Play Showing
Newtec has announced that European Commission representatives, led by director-general Fabio Colasanti, of the Directorate General for Information Society and Media (DG INFSO), and additional key representatives from European institutions and Regions, attended a workshop on satellite telecommunications entitled “Bringing Broadband to the Regions”.
Moving On Up . . . Integral Systems Salutes. . .
Integral Systems, Inc. [NASDAQ-ISYS], announced today that it has appointed Colonel Robert F. Wright, Jr., United States Air Force (USAF) as Senior Vice President, Military and Intelligence Group. Colonel Wright joined the company on February 1.
Televisa — Financially Speaking (SatBroadcasting™)
Grupo Televisa, the Mexican broadcaster, has agreed to purchase a 30 percent stake in the Mexican telecommunications unit of NII Holdings for $1.44 billion in cash.
U.S. Senate — "No" To SatTV Law (SatBroadcasting™)
Legislation to renew the satellite television law governing the transmission of broadcast signals via DIRECTV and the Dish Network just can't cut a break.
GlobeCast — Olympics Broadcast Betterment (SatBroadcasting™)
GlobeCast teams are on site in Vancouver to provide service including playout, live positions and HD/SD delivery to clients from around the globe at what promise to be very exciting Winter Games.
DVEO — Liking That Linux... (SatBroadcasting™)
DVEO is now shipping three new Linux? based MPEG-2 to H.264 transcoders.
AccessKey IP — All About Broadcasting Security (SatBroadcasting™)
AccessKey IP, Inc. (OTCBB:AKYI), developer, designer and producer of advanced entertainment and communication devices, announced the Company's entire end-to-end Open Internet Broadcasting (OIB), is fully functional and ready for market.
Harris — Up NEXIO Is Avid (SatBroadcasting™)
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has announced the Company's NEXIO AMP and NEXIO XS™ servers now support Avid file interchange of native Sony XDCAM HD422 HD material via Avid Interplay Transfer software.
Nagravision — An HD Helpmate In Korea (SatBroadcasting™)
Nagravision, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.VX) company, has announced their NAGRA Media ACCESS conditional access system (CAS) was selected by SkyLife, the sole DTH pay TV service provider in Korea with 2.4 million subscribers to secure their new HD platform.
Nokia + Intel — Mobility Makes Majors Move (digiGO!™)
Nokia and Intel have announced the merger of Maemo and Moblin to create MeeGo, a Linux-based software platform designed to work across a range of hardware architectures and devices including mobile computers, netbooks, tablets, mediaphones, connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems.
Sierra Wireless Talks Business No Strings Attached With French Wireless
Sierra Wireless [NASDAQ: SWIR; TSX: SW] announced a new offer for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, in partnership with the French wireless network operator Bouygues Telecom.
Taifatech — SoC It To HDTV (digiGO!™)
Taifatech Inc., a provider of system-on-a chip (SoC) solutions for the digital home, has announced the launch of a low cost full HD solution for connecting PC and other video devices to HD televisions through standard networks.
In-Stat — 3DTV + Ultra-HD Happy Days Ahead (digiGO!™)
As HD video has hit its stride worldwide, the TV and film industry are looking ahead to the next new thing.