Current Satellite News
May 10th, 2010
Thales Alenia Space Italia and Telespazio Si And Oui! Sicral 2 Enhances Two Militaries
Thales Alenia Space Italia and Telespazio announced today that they have signed a contract with the Italian Ministry of Defence and the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) for the development of the Sicral 2 satellite and ground segment for military communications.
Space Systems/Loral... Satmex Satisfaction
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) has been selected to provide a satellite for Satelites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V.
Thales Alenia Space... Both A Primary + A Backup Role
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with the APT Satellite Company Limited, a leading satellite operator in the Asia Pacific Region, for the design, manufacture, and delivery on ground of a high-capacity telecommunication satellite.
Comtech Telecommunications Acquires CPI Change Of Letterhead
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. [Nasdaq:CMTL] and CPI International, Inc. [Nasdaq:CPII] jointly announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which Comtech will purchase CPI in a cash and stock transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $472.3 million.
Eutelsat... Sat Signing For Eurobird 2 Follow-On
ictQATAR (representing the State of Qatar) and Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announce today the signing of a partnership agreement to invest in and operate a new high-capacity satellite at Eutelsats 25.5 degrees East location, one of the two longstanding and anchored neighbourhoods serving fast-growing markets in the Middle East and North Africa regions.
Aon... Risky Now Protected Business...
Aon's International Space Brokers, the largest specialist risk adviser in the sector, has announced the launch of Investment Protection Insurance, a game-changing policy for space investors.
Clyde Space... Converter Renounces Radiation
Clyde Space have developed a fully isolated, multiple output DC-DC Converter for the SiREUS coarse rate sensor that is planned to fly on the European Space Agency Sentinel-3 mission.
Here's Looking @ Earth... Volcano Refuses To Loiter (NASA)
Icelands Eyjafjallaj?kull volcano continued to emit a dense plume of ash and steam on May 7, 2010.
Here's Looking @ Earth... Slick Portent Presses Onward (NASA)
Eighteen days after the Deepwater Horizon accident, an oil slick lingered in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
Cassini Captures... Dynamic Dimple Of Gargantuan Dimensions
A huge impact created Odysseus Crater, which covers a large part of Saturn's moon Tethys in this Cassini spacecraft image.
Here's Looking @ Earth... Volcano Revisit Reveals More... (ESA)
New eruptions from Icelands Eyjafjallajoekull volcano have produced a 1600 km-wide ash cloud over the Atlantic.
TCS... Of Remote Interest...
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) has been awarded a re-compete contract valued at approximately $1.8 million to continue providing managed bandwidth services for fixed satellite terminal sites supporting U.S. government personnel in forward operating areas in Southwest Asia, including Iraq.
Ericsson... Indulging Indosat
As part of a multi year project aimed to enhance Indonesians' mobile experience, Indosat has commissioned Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) to modernize its network and, at the same time, launched Asia's fastest mobile network, based on Ericsson's HSPA Evolution technology, capable of reaching up to 42Mbps.
Arianespace... Boosting The Boosters
The no. 1 Soyuz launcher at the Spaceport in French Guiana has completed the first step of its initial build-up, with all four of the vehicle's first stage strap-on boosters now mated to the Block A core second stage.
Ball Aerospace... Precision Precipitation Passes
NASA has awarded a sole source contract to Ball Aerospace and Technology Corp. for the Global Precipitation Measurement Microwave Imager instrument Flight Unit 2.
EMC Satcom Technologies...
EMC Satcom Technologies GmbH established a new landmark in satellite link optimization by achieving a symmetrical 155/155Mbps circuit inside a single transponder and, in tur, liberating a full 72MHz transponder.
NASA... KLASS For Class
As NASA prepares to launch a space shuttle on Friday, May 14, the agency is offering the ABCs of 3,2,1 liftoff to students and educators throughout the nation.
GlobalPartnersUnited And Global VSAT Forum Form Partnership Here's To Your Health
Win-win when those in need benefit, and so Satnews learns of the state-of-the-art satellite communications solutions that are to be applied globally to meet an increasing need and demand for tele-health and telepractices solutions to address healthcare and education access disparities.
ViaSat... And Guam Helps Make It Global...
ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) now encircles the globe with its Yonder(r) mobile broadband network.
ESA's Two Jewels Present The Assembly Line Of Stars
Last week Satnews celebrated the anniversary of the launch of the two jewels of high technology, considered the most complex satellites ever produced in Europe, they were both developed and built by an industrial team led by Thales Alenia Space under the largest contract ever awarded by the European Space Agency for a science mission.
CSA Is Spot-On With 7th Annual California SpotBeam Awards
The awards are perhaps the equivilent to Hollywood's Academy Awards for acting, only these awards represent a much larger atmosphere.
EchoStar Corp... Financially Speaking...
EchoStar Corporation is reporting total revenue of $627 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, a 31 percent increase compared with $480 million for the corresponding period in 2009.
DISH Network Corp... Financially Speaking...
DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) has reported total revenue of $3.06 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, a 5.2 percent increase compared with $2.91 billion for the corresponding period in 2009.
GeoEye... Financially Speaking...
GeoEye, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEOY) has announced results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2010.
Integral Systems... A Green HQ
Integral Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:ISYS) has announced its global corporate headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, has received Silver LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).</font
Snell... Feature Set Expansions To Debut (SatBroadcasting)
Snell will display version 2 of its Morpheus ICE automation product at BroadcastAsia2010.
China... First Astronauts Of The Femine Gender
China's space authorities added seven new members to its astronaut crew on Friday, with two women included for the first time.
International Datacasting... The 3D Flex... (SatBroadcasting)
International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) has entered into a material contract with a large, pan-European content distribution company valued at EUR1.15 million.
Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne... Emergency Emphasis...
Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne received a $1.8 million contract from United Launch Alliance to help design and develop an Emergency Detection System (EDS) for human spaceflights to be proposed for Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles.
Iridium... Topical Transceiver
Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) announces that its new satellite data transceiver is ready for market one month ahead of schedule and the company is now accepting orders.