Current Satellite News
October 20th, 2010
U.S.A.F. Space & Missile Systems Center... A Core Success (Satellite)
[SatNews] The U.S. Air Forces second geosynchronous Space Based Infrared Systems satellite successfully completed the integration of its two equipment panels onto the spacecraft core module on Oct. 6 at the development site in Sunnyvale, Calif.
ULA Delta II To Take It To The COSMOS And Make History (Launch)
History in the making will take place on October 29 at Vandenbergs Space Launch Complex-2.
TerreStar... Seeking Protection (Financial)
[SatNews] TerreStar Corporation (NASDAQ: TSTR) ("TerreStar") has announced that its majority-owned subsidiary TerreStar Networks Inc. and certain other affiliates have filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code as part of a strategic plan to strengthen their financial position and achieve long-term success in the mobile satellite services market.
Bridge Technologies... Kudos For The Second Year (Award)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Bridge Technologies has been nominated for the second year in a row as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) by Deloitte Touche Tomatsu (DTT).
Soyuz TV... Russian Orthodox Over Satellite (Content)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] The orthodox Soyuz TV channel has started broadcasting in Europe, Middle East, North Africa, and North America.
GeoGraphix... @ SEG With... (GIS)
[SatNews] LMKR, a global provider of geotechnology and information technology services, will showcase the latest geographic information system (GIS) and field planning solutions from GeoGraphix(r) at the 2010 Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) International Exposition and 80th Annual Meeting in Denver, Oct. 17-22, 2010.
iDirect + Infosat Communications... Upgrade Ubiquity (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Infosat Communications LP, a global provider of satellite communications solutions, has upgraded its North American VSAT network with iDirect's Evolution platform.
PCI Geomatics... A Geo Reach Into Africa (GIS)
[SatNews] PCI Geomatics plans to undertake a business development mission to Africa and the Middle East to meet, train, and interact with local partners and customers and to participate in a key industry event.
Here's Looking @ Earth... DLR Duo Displays Their 3D Competence (Imagery)
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has announced that the TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X satellite pair have acquired their first image of Earths surface, synchronized to the microsecond, while flying over Mount Etna in Italy.
Talia Broadband... Roll Out Refresher (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Talia Broadband continues to expand with new value-added services that include Talia BackupNet, Talia MultiNet, and Talia Phone, each addressed at different customer requirements: connection resiliency, service expandability, and voice communications.
Stratos Global... Monetary Movement (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Stratos Global is now making available available their new BGAN Money Bundle packages that enable customers to use all Inmarsat BGAN services for one predictable subscription fee.
Agilent... Signaling Generation (Microwave)
[SatNews] Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has been awarded a $35 million contract by the U.S. Army.
Latitude Technologies... Partnership Plus (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Latitude Technologies has expanded its partnership with Stratos Global.
COM DEV USA... A Passive Payload Package (SATCOM)
COM DEV USA, LLC, a subsidiary of COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), has been awarded a contract valued in excess of US$6 million to provide UHF passive microwave equipment for a satellite payload.
Thrane & Thrane...Has An AVIATOR In Hand
[SatNews] Thrane & Thrane launches its new AVIATOR Wireless Handset at this year's NBAA.
GlobeCast... Matching Up Extremely Well (Content)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] GlobeCast has renewed and expanded its contract with IMG Sports Media Production, a division of global sports and media company IMG Worldwide, in a three year deal to provide HD coverage of up to six English Premier League (EPL) football matches per week and an incomplete highlights package to rightsholders across Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
Astrium Takes A Swarm Flight Unit To (Study) The Center Of The Earth
[SatNews] It's a first the completion of the first flight unit of the Swarm satellite trio at Astrium in Friedrichshafen.
Segovia... Super Schedule (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Segovia, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc, and a provider of secure global IP telecommunications, has announced that it is one of the first companies awarded a General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70 contract to provide Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) products and services to the U.S. Government.
Avanti Communications Reacts To Spending Review Give Them All Access!
[SatNews] Reacting to today's CSR announcement by the British government, David Williams, Chief executive of Avanti Communications said:
DeLorme + SPOT... Used Atop The World (SATCOM)
[SatNews] DeLorme and SPOT congratulate American Eric Larsen, who made history by summiting the world's tallest mountain on Friday, October 15.
Lunasat... Merging Matters (Services)
[SatNews] The VSAT division of Lunasat Offshore has merged with IDMHs subsidiaries, IDMI Sal Offshore and Communications Network Services Inc, to establish a new company, Lunasat-IDMI.
Boeing... Financially Speaking...
[SatNews] The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) reported Q3 net income of $0.8 billion, or $1.12 per share, on revenue of $17.0 billion.
Space Foundation... STEM Support (Event)
[SatNews] The Space Foundation is demonstrating how astronauts conduct experiments on the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle from Oct. 23 to 24 at the inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.
PTC'11... Tough Commitment... Hawaii In January? (Event)
[SatNews] Now is the time to register for PTC'11, and especially so if you complete the sign up by October 31st for the best discount registration rates.
MDA... Financially Speaking... Sale, Partial Sale, No Sale?
[SatNews] MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA) wishes to clarify a Bloomberg report that was issued earlier today.
JPL... Picture This
[SatNews] A team of researchers and collaborators from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., and the University of Arizona's College of Optical Sciences in Tucson has successfully conducted the first test flight of a prototype science instrument for a nexgen satellite mission to survey the impacts of aerosols and clouds on global climate change.
Sonic Solutions + DivX... Acquiring Minds Wish To Know...
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Sonic Solutions has completed the acquisition of DivX, Inc., based in San Diego, California.
DVEO... With Channel Confidence (Hardware)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] DVEO, the broadcast division of CMI, is introducing their latest product, a multichannel 8VSB (ATSC) or QAM off-air tuner/demodulator with dual DVB-ASI outputs.