Current Satellite News
May 23rd, 2010
Arianespace... Astrium Agreement Signals SatSecurity Satisfaction
[SatNews] Jean-Yves Le Gall, Arianespace Chairman and CEO, has announced the launch contract signing of the Skynet 5D satellite with Astrium.
Arianespace... Doing The Spatial Double Dance Diligently + Effectively
[SatNews]Arianespace delivered another dual-satellite payload into orbit on Friday with a milestone flight that used the 50th Ariane 5 launch vehicle.
ULA And USAF Successful Launch At Last! And Celebrates A Golden Anniversary
[SatNews] Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., (May 28, 2010) - A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket with the Air Force’s Global Positioning System [SatNews] GPS IIF SV-1 (GPS IIF SV-1) satellite blasts off from its Space Launch Complex-37 launch pad at 11 p.m. EDT Thursday night.
JAXA... Akatsuki Heading For Venus
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Venus climate orbiter Akatsuki early Friday, said reports from Tanegashima, an island south of Japan's main island Kyushu.
Moving On Out... McGuirk To Depart SES WORLD SKIES
SatNews has confirmed with SES WORLD SKIES that the company's Senior Vice President of Media Services, Mr. Bryan McGuirk, will be leaving the company effective June 1st to initiate a new company within the media environs.
IMS Research... Sat Hybrid SBTs Gain In Market Shipments (SatBroadcasting)
Global market research firm IMS Research has updated its Online Digital Set-top Box & iDTV Database with new information regarding TV households split by reception platform, STB, and iDTV shipments and revenues, and profiles for operators in 68 countries.
Eutlesat + TSF... Leading SatOp + NGO Continue Partnership
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has renewed its partnership with T?l?coms Sans Fronti?res (TSF) to support the organizations humanitarian aid operations throughout the world.
Iridium's OpenPort Opens Ocean Of Communications For Ocean Watch
[SatNews] Wherever you go you are always connected, just as the sailboat Ocean Watch heads into the homestretch of the Around the Americas expedition, the captain reports that the vessels Iridium OpenPort satellite terminal has provided reliable, high-quality voice and data links throughout the voyage.
Thrane & Thrane... Int'l Waters Are The Volvo Raceway...
SatNews has learned that Thrane & Thrane is going to play a vital role in delivering the close-up, onboard action from the next Volvo Ocean Race the world's premier ocean race to the millions of fans worldwide.
International Datacasting... Kicking Around 3D Delivery (SatBroadcasting)
International Datacasting Corporation has informed SatNews that the Company has received a series of new orders for its 3D live solution, all prompted by the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa(tm).
MEASAT Satellite Systems... Fun With FIFA
MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. has informed SatNews that the Company has signed an agreement with GlobeCast Asia to provide transponder capacity for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa.
RapidEye... AgriSat Agreement
RapidEye has confirmed to SatNews its long-standing partnership with S2Bvisio in the development and distribution of expert agricultural services based on RapidEye imagery.
Cambridge Consultants Achieves Big Breakthrough In Smaller Iridium Transceiver
[SatNews] Cambridge Consultants, a technology product development firm has achieved a milestone in its collaborative relationship with Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM).
DISH Network + Google... Rich Media Multichannel Mix (SatBroadcasting)
Google and DISH Network L.L.C. have launched Google TV, an open platform that seamlessly integrates multichannel television with rich web media content.
Hubble Happenings... A Planetary Picnic... (NASA)
The hottest known planet in the Milky Way galaxy may also be its shortest-lived world.
Indian Navy On Receiver End of Surveillance Sat
[SatNews] Indian Navy will soon receive its naval communication and surveillance satellite by the year-end.
COMSYS... VSAT2010 Set For September In London
Following the highly successful VSAT2009 conference, COMSYS announces its speaker details and conference dates for VSAT2010.
Lockheed Martin... A Merging Of The Ways...
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Space Systems has aligned its Commercial Space Systems unit within the company's Global Communications Systems business, a new organizational structure designed to enhance synergies and efficiencies in providing advanced communications solutions to government and commercial customers around the globe.
FCC... Rurals Receive Renewed Broadband Commitment
The Federal Communications Commission has approved the transfer of 4.8 million lines in primarily rural and smaller-city areas to Frontier Communications Corp. from Verizon Communications Inc.