Current Satellite News
October 7th, 2010
NASA...The Russian Welcome Mat Is Outside The ISS (LAUNCH)
[SatNews] NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka launched to the International Space Station aboard their Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft at 6:10 p.m. CDT, Thursday, (5:10 a.m. Friday local time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Arianespace...Milestone 200th Flight Will Send Off Kepler (LAUNCH)
[SatNews] The Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) to be orbited on Ariane's milestone 200th flight is a center of attention at the Spaceport in French Guiana as pre-launch preparations advance with this large resupply vessel for the International Space Station.
APSCC... Moving On Up... x2...
APSCC has announced that in the 2010 APSCC Plenary meeting, held on October 6, 2010 at Hilton Hotel in Tokyo, Japan Mr. Nagai Yutaka was elected as the new APSCC President effective January 2011.
Latitude Technology... Marshaling Medical Air Forces (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Latitude Technologies' SkyNode S200-021 satellite based SATCOM/tracking/messaging system has
LightSquared + Qualcomm... A Chip For The Mobile Block (SATCOM)
[SatNews] LightSquared(tm), the nations first wholesale-only integrated wireless broadband and satellite network, has announced that Qualcomm Incorporated is integrating L-band LTE technology in its mainstream chipset roadmap.
Comtech EF Data... Upgrade Ubiquity (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Comtech EF Data Corp. has received a $1.8 million order for its SLM-5650A satellite modems from the U.S. government to upgrade an existing satellite-based communications network.
Harris... A Controlling Influence (MILSATCOM)
[SatNews] Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been awarded a 21-month, $25 million contract to upgrade the ground-based space control system for the U.S. Space and Missile Systems Center's Space Superiority Systems Wing at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.
NASA Robotic Lander Test's Revelation Hot Air Assists With Attitude Control
[SatNews] NASA's Robotic Lunar Lander Development Project at the Marshall Center use of hot-fire tests proved to be interesting.
COM DEV Europe... LEOs To Be Lifted Into Continuous Contact Mode (SATCOM)
[SatNews] COM DEV Europe, a subsidiary of space hardware manufacturer COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX:CDV), has signed a 5 million euros contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the development of new SB-SAT (SwiftBroadband for Satellite) technology.
TeleCommunication Systems...It's A SNAP To Receive $12.3 Million From U.S. Army
[SatNews] TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) today announced that it has received an additional $12.3 million in funding from the U.S. Army.
Russia... Clearing KazSat-2 (Launch)
Central Aerodynamics Institute (TSAGI) has completed their acoustic tests of the KazSat-2 EQM.
Boeing... CSEK Hits 40K (SATCOM)
[SatNews] The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has delivered the 40,000th Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) combat search and rescue communications system to the U.S. joint services, expanding their ability to reach and rescue isolated pilots or combat personnel.
Russia... Fishing For VSATs (SATCOM)
[SatNews] The Russian national satellite operator, Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), and the public corporation Yuzhmorrybflot (the Russian Fish Company), which belongs to the Group of Companies Primrybsnab, have concluded a contract on providing satellite communications services.
Here's Looking @ Earth... Water Welcomed (NASAImagery)
[SatNews] Angolas rainy season generally starts in October and ends in April much of the rain that falls on Angolas highlands makes a long, slow journey to Botswanas Okavango Delta.
Pactel Connects...Take The Cook (Islands) With You
[SatBroadcasting] Pactel International enables you to have access to Cook Islands everywhere you go.
Ascent Media... Moving On Up...
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Ascent Media Group, LLC has named Igor Vezmar as the Company's senior vice president of product and service development.