Current Satellite News
May 29th, 2010
SpaceX... When Shove Comes To Push...
The delay in the GPS 2F-SV1 satellite launch by United Launch Alliance for the U.S.A.F. has required SpaceX to review, and push out, their initial test of the Falcon 9.
Arianespace... Seconds, Please, For The 50th Time...
[SatNews] Arianespace has set the date for the next Ariane 5 launch for Wednesday, June 23, 2010.
Orbital Sciences... Azerbaijani SatAgreement
The Azerbaijani Communications and IT Ministry has signed a contract with the Orbital Sciences Corporation to produce the Azerspace national telecommunications satellite.
ULA And USAF Successful Launch A Logistical Wonder And A Golden Anniversary!
[SatNews] Celebrating 50 years of launch for one of the most successful rocket programs in U.S. history, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV successfully launched the Air Forces Global Positioning System IIF SV-1 spacecraft at 11 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-37. GPS IIF SV-1 marked the 349th launch in the Delta programs 50 year history, which began with its first launch on May 13, 1960.
Lockheed Martin... HEK And HER
The immense volume of data generated by the suite of instruments on NASAs Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) requires new tools for efficient identifying and accessing data that is most relevant to research investigations.
Northrop Grumman... You Want Faster MILCOM? We'll Give You Record Breaking Speed...
With specific application for military communication networks, Northrop Grumman has established a new electronics performance record with a Terahertz Monolithic Integrated Circuit (TMIC) operating at 0.67 terahertz (THz), or 0.67 trillion cycles per second.
NASA Does ISS Need To Wear Sunscreen?
It seems so close one would wonder if the ISS could get a sunburn! Thilo Kranz, a staff member at DLR, the German Space Agency, took this image of the transit of the International Space Station ISS with Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-132 mission.
Gilat Satellite Networks... A True High...
[SatNews] Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. announced that Nepal Telecom's (NTC) deployment of a Gilat SkyEdge broadband satellite network includes the provision of data and toll-quality telephony services to Gorakshep, the last village on the Everest trek before the Everest Base Camp.
Eutelsat... Kicking FIFA Around The Globe... (SatBroadcasting)
[SatNews] For the first time in its history, World Cup football is preparing to take place in Africa, with four satellites operated by Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) at the heart of a state-of-the-art broadcast infrastructure that will enable channels around the world to deliver matches, commentary, interviews and reports to TV viewers.
FOX Sports Media Group... Moving On Up... [SatBroadcastingPersonnel)
[SatNews] Heading over to head-up FOX Sports is DIRECTTV's former executive vice president, Erik Shanks
SES WORLD SKIES... Vietnamese Venture With NSS-6
[SatNews] SES WORLD SKIES, a division of SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) has signed a multi-year agreement with AUDIO VISUAL COMPANY JSC (AVG), a joint stock company of An Vien Group, to provide transponder capacity on the NSS-6 satellite for their new DTH satellite television service in Vietnam.
Here's Looking @ Earth... An Oily Mouth (NASA)
[SatNews] On May 24, 2010, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this false-color, high-resolution view of the very tip of the Mississippi River delta.
GVF... Vets + VSATs
[SatNews] The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), through its Institution of Higher Learning (IHL), has approved the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) VSAT Installation & Maintenance Certification Program for reimbursement of registration fees to eligible students.
RigNet... First Place For Financial Forthrightness
[SatNews] RigNet, Inc., a global provider of managed communications solutions for the upstream oil and gas industry, announced that Marty Jimmerson, RigNet's chief financial officer, was recognized by the Houston Business Journal as the 2010 Best CFO of the Year in the Best Growth Manager category.
NASA | JPL... Pardon My Rocket...
Scientists at NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., have determined that a small object that safely passed Earth on May 21st is more than likely an upper-stage of a rocket that carried a spacecraft on an interplanetary trajectory.
MDA Information Systems... Moving On Up...
MDA Information Systems, Inc. has named Herb Satterlee for the position Chief Executive Officer of the Geospatial Division.
NASA... Becoming Web Cognizant...
[SatNews] NASA has joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the international consortium that develops protocols, standards and guidelines to ensure universal web access.
NASA + ATK... Sparking A Fiery Relationship...
[SatNews] Fire and sparks flew as a 24-inch-diameter solid rocket motor was successfully tested May 27rg at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
IMS Research... TV's 3D Future (SatBroadcasting3DTV)
[SatNews] TV industry leaders are currently meeting in Seattle at the TV 3.0 The Future of TVs conference, organized by IMS Conferences.
Teracue... Mobility Focus On Sailing (SatBroadcastingIPTV)
[SatNews] This years 13th Match Race Germany sailing championships took place from May 19-24, 2010, in Langenargen, near Friedrichshafen, on Lake Constance. The competition in Langenargen is the only German Grand Prix on the World Match Racing Tour. Match Racing is similar to the Americas Cup, where two teams sail with two identical boats in a battle against one another.