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September 29th, 2010
European Space Agency... Hearty + Hale Hylas-1 To Ship Out (Launch)
[SatNews] Following extensive testing in India, the Hylas-1 telecommunication satellite has been given the go-ahead for shipping to Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana for its November flight.
China... Chang'e-2 Journey Set (Launch)
[SatNews] China plans to launch its second lunar probe, the Chang'e-2 satellite, at Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province at 06:59:57 pm on Friday, a spokesman of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) said on Wednesday.
Here's Looking @ Earth... Dance Of The Dunes... In Idaho (NASA—Imagery)
[SatNews] Driving down Highway 20 from Idaho Falls toward Yellowstone National Park, green and golden fields flash past the car windows, interrupted only briefly by small towns.
Failure Analysis... SETA Setup...
[SatNews] Failure Analysis has been selected as a systems engineering and technical advisor (SETA) to the Department of Defense Office of Responsive Space (ORS) located at Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Harris... A Guarded Approach (MILCOM)
[SatNews] Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has been awarded a $10 million contract by the United States National Guard Bureau to upgrade communications for eight Air National Guard (ANG) facilities.
Thuraya... Turkish Service Support (SATCOM)
[SatNews] A commercial agreement between Thuraya and the Turkish firm TEKNOMOBIL has been signed by both firms, whereby the latter was appointed as a service provider for Thuraya IP, the world’s smallest and most porta
Israel Aerospace Industries... TECSAR Turned Out (Satellite)
[SatNews] Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) presented its TECSAR satellite model at the annual open house at the president's residence, held in Jerusalem.
LightSquared... Community Communication Concentration (SATCOM)
[SatNews] LightSquared(tm) and the Indian Health Service (IHS), the lead federal agency to serve health needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) persons, have announced the signing of an agreement through which LightSquared will donate satellite phones and associated service for use in AI/AN communities.
JAXA... No Longer Drifting Around... Orbit Set (Satellite)
[SatNews] The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has controlled the orbit of the First Quasi-Zenith Satellite "MICHIBIKI" to insert it into the quasi-zenith orbit from the drift orbit starting on September 21st (Japan Standard Time, JST).
Raytheon... Applicable Assurances For NGA (Cybersecurity)
[SatNews] The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a one-year, $30 million extension for the Information Assurance Services (IAS) contract.
Raytheon... Righteous Review For GPS OCX (Satellite)
[SatNews] The Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) team developing the nexgen Global Positioning System (GPS) Advanced Control Segment (OCX) successfully completed, on schedule, an integrated baseline review with the U.S. Air Force.
Harris... FAME, Fortune + The UAE (JV)
[SatNews] Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has been awarded a $10 million contract by the United States National Guard Bureau to upgrade communications for eight Air National Guard (ANG) facilities.
Here's Looking @ Earth... New Zealand Quake Quantified (JAXA)
[SatNews] On September 4, 2010 (UTC), a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred inland (43.53? S, 172.12? E, 5 km in depth) on New Zealand's South Islands.
NASA... Cementing In A Flyby (Satellite)
[SatNews] Earlier today, navigators and mission controllers for NASA's EPOXI mission watched their computer screens as 23.6 million kilometers (14.7 million miles) away, their spacecraft successfully performed its 20th trajectory correction maneuver.
GlobeCast Australia... Global Goodness
[SatBroadcasting™] GlobeCast Australia’s Summer slate is providing its biggest season ever of delivering global events.
Integral Systems... Ramp Up ROI (Event)
[SatNews] Robert Potter, President of SAT Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integral Systems, will take part in a panel discussion at the 2010 Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) Satellite Conference and Exhibition.
SSTL... Facilitating Expansion... Moving On Up...
[SatNews] Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), in partnership with the University of Surrey’s Surrey Research Park, is taking a new technical facility opposite its headquarters building in Guildford, UK, providing the flexibility to work on a broader range of satellites and the capacity to integrate and test more satellites in parallel.
Intelsat... Moving On Up x2...
[SatNews] Intelsat S.A. has announced that Mr. Terry Bleakley has been appointed Regional Vice President, Asia-Pacific Sales, to be effective November 15th.
UC Santa Cruz Discovers "Goldilocks" Planet May Be Possible To Inhabit Not Too Hot Not Too Cold
[SatNews] US astronomers said Wednesday they have discovered an Earth-sized planet that they think might be habitable, orbiting a nearby star, and believe there could be many more planets like it in space.