Current Satellite News
October 5th, 2010
International Launch Services (ILS) + AsiaSat... Sequel Sign Up (Launch)
[SatNews] International Launch Services (ILS) and Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) now have a contract for the launch of AsiaSat 7 satellite on an ILS Proton.
Wavestream... High Powered Dealings (MILSATCOM)
[SatNews] Wavestream Corporation has received a $19 million purchase order from General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies for the companys high power 50W Ka-band solid state amplifiers to support U.S. Army and Marine Corps satellite communications systems product deliveries are scheduled starting in October 2010.
Northrop Grumman... Polishing Up The Project (Satellite)
[SatNews] The first flight mirror segment for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's (JWST) primary mirror has completed its final polishing process, the first of 18 segments that comprise the Observatory's 21 ft. primary mirror.
Integral Systems... A Saving Grace (SATCOM)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Integral Systems Europe, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integral Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISYS) partnered with the Al Jazeera Sports Channel to identify and locate a significant satellite inference event that disrupted broadcasts of FIFA World Cup football matches this summer during broadcasts to millions of Al Jazeera Sports subscribers across the Middle East and North Africa.
NASA... Another Breakthrough For LCROSS (Award)
[SatNews] NASA's Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, mission has won Popular Mechanics magazine's 2010 Breakthrough Award for innovation in science and technology.
TV Genius + ASTRA... DTH Linking In To Info (Content)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] TV Genius announced that ASTRA,
Globecast... PoP'ing Off (Facilities)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] GlobeCast has expanded its facilities in Asia with the addition of a new multi-channel HD playout facility, as well as new staff for post-production and playout services.
Eutelsat... Help For Horizon (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has new agreements with telecommunications service provider Horizon Satellite Services for capacity on Eutelsat's W2A, W6 and EUROBIRD(tm) 4A satellites.
NASA... A WISE Preview Of The Coming Comet (Imagery)
NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, caught a glimpse of the comet that the agency's EPOXI mission will visit in November.
PCI Geomatics Offers GXL-A... No Dogs, But A Best Of Breed
[SatNews] Think of the product as a best of breed.
Lockheed Martin... Skilled Probe Prep Continues (Satellite)
[SatNews] NASAs Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) project passed its Mission Confirmation Review on Oct. 4.
RRsat Global Communications Network Keeps Promise With Award Speaker (SatCon 2010)
[SatNews] RRsat Global Communications Network is officially launching its North American push at SatCon 2010, October 13-14, at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center, New York City.
Isilon... Geo-Coded Conditioning (Imagery)
[SatNews] Isilon? (Nasdaq: ISLN) has announced that iLOOKABOUT has deployed Isilon scale-out storage to power its geospatial information services.
Harbinger Capital + Inmarsat... Financially Speaking... UPDATE
[SatNews] Yesterday (10/04/10) the rumor mills were rampant regarding Harbinger Capital Partners LLC selling some, or all, of their interest in Inmarsat plc.
XTAR... Moving On Up...
[SatNews] XTAR, LLC, has named Andrew Ruszkowski to the position of Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing.
XCOR Aerospace... Space Tourism Takes A Major Step Forward in Curaçao
[SatNews] Space Experience Cura?ao (SXC) and XCOR Aerospace, Inc. have jointly announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the wet lease of a production version of the Lynx suborbital spacecraft, pending United States government approvals to station the vehicle on the island of Cura?ao in the Netherlands Antilles.
Russia... Second Serious Stall For Soyuz (Launch)
[SatNews] A Russian Soyuz spacecraft due to launch in December suffered damage to its container in transit.