Current Satellite News
May 18th, 2010
SES WORLD SKIES... Astrium To Start On Another Satellite...
[SatNews] SES WORLD SKIES, a division of SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), has signed an agreement with Astrium, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EADS (Euronext Paris: EAD), for the procurement of a new satellite to be named SES-6.
Arianespace... The "Two-Step" Set For Friday
[SatNews] Arianespace's next heavy-lift Ariane 5 mission is scheduled for this Friday, May 21, carrying a mixed payload of commercial and military telecommunications satellites.
Glowlink New Gen GEO4 Glows
Glowlink announced today the release of GEO4 , a new generation of its Model 8000 Interference Detection and Geolocation product.
Arianespace Spaceport's Soyuz Mating Ritual Very Carefully
[SatNews] The first Soyuz to be operated from the Spaceport as part of Arianespace's growing launcher family is ready for its next integration phase, which will
OnAir... Up In The Air In Russia
[SatNews] OnAir will start offering connectivity services onboard by June, 2010, following the signature of an agreement with MegaFon, a leading Russia-based mobile network operator.
GlobeCast... Soccer In South Africa No Small Feat... (SatBroadcasting)
[SatNews] GlobeCast is gearing up for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa this summer, providing a comprehensive array of services to rightsholders and non-rightsholders for worldwide distribution.
GVF... Make Mine The Creamer...
[SatNews] Creamer Media, the premier publisher for the global mining industry, and the Global VSAT Forum (GVF), the international non-profit association of the satellite communications sector, have signed an agreement to facilitate more effective application of state-of-the-art communications solutions in support of mining exploration, project development, and operations.
CapRock Contracted By FBI To Be 'Always Up Always Available'
[SatNews] CapRock Government Solutions announced today that it has been awarded a contract with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in support of its emergency restoration communications network, which serves as the backup for the FBIs existing terrestrial connections.
Globalstar's Korean License Upwardly Mobile On Land And Sea
[SatNews] Globalstar, Inc.(Nasdaq:GSAT), a provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses, government, and consumers, announced that Globalstar Asia Pacific has been granted the necessary license transfers from the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) to commence service operations.
MTN And ERZIA Si! Santander Site Sends VSAT Solutions
[SatNews] MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), the global service provider of communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world, and its Spanish joint-venture partner, ERZIA, have been selected to provide VSAT products and services for Empressa Naviera Elcano.
Prisma Swedes Send Satellites To Russia
[SatNews] Prisma's satellites left Sweden with the destination of Yasny, Russia, and will arrive late Wednesday afternoon with the launch scheduled for June 15.
Clyde Space... Cubesat Counseling
[SatNews] Clyde Space Ltd, a spacecraft system engineering and nanosatellite specialist based in Glasgow, Scotland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lootah Technical Centre (LTC), a competency based education and training centre and part of the S.S. Lootah Group.
Japan To Launch Space Yacht To Venus Sails By A Hair
[SatNews] A Japanese mission to launch a powerful orbiter to Venus along with a separate solar sail vehicle is now targeted for a Thursday launch (U.S. time) after freezing conditions and clouds thwarted a Monday liftoff attempt.
Gateway Business And Helios Towers Set Sites On Nigerian Sites
[SatNews] Africas largest infrastructure sharing, co-location and managed services provider, Helios Towers Nigeria (HTN) has signed a 120-site co-location deal with Gateway Business Nigeria, a pan African telecommunications service provider, for a nationwide network roll out in Nigeria.
Spaceport America... Moving On Up...
[SatNews] Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico has named Rick Homans to serve as Chairman of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority.
Hughes... Australian Augmentation
[SatNews] Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) has formed Hughes Network Systems Australia Pty. Ltd. (Hughes Australia), demonstrating the companys commitment to serve this strategic and rapidly growing market, particularly in the area of Ka-band satellite technology and services.
NASA Ames Research Center = Mega Jobs
[SatNews] NASAs Ames Research Center generated 5,300 jobs and $877 million in total annual economic activity in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area in 2009, according to a new economic benefits study.
NASA ISS And Atlantis Share The Air Fly As A Pair
[SatNews] Dubbed as a great opportunity, certainly the last time the Atlantis will ever be seen, the space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station are flying together 220 miles overhead until Sunday, May 23.