Current Satellite News
December 9th, 2010
Arianespace... Building The Better Vehicle (Launch)
[SatNews] Assembly of the milestone 200th Ariane is now underway at the Spaceport in preparation for its February 2011 mission with Europe's second Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), which will service the International Space Station.
Lockheed Martin... Broadly Beaming (Satellite)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] The BSAT-3b broadcasting satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for the Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT) of Japan, is now operational, following successful on-orbit deployment and checkout of all spacecraft systems.
Here's Looking @ Earth... Phytoplankton Parade (ImageryNASA)
[SatNews] The waters around New Zealands Chatham Islands teems with life the highly productive waters support massive phytoplankton blooms that sustain valuable stocks of fish.
Northrop Grumman... Test ICBM Interloper ID'd + Tracked (Satellites)
[SatNews] The Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) Demonstration program satellites, built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), detected the test launch of a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) September 17 and tracked it through the boost and post-boost phases for the first time.
SpaceX Dragon Launches... Mystery Payload (Cheese In Space!)
[SatNews] While SpaceX was planning the first civilian launch from the Cape yesterday, rumors were flying about the 'secret' payload on board the Dragon.
Globe Wireless... Sound Solution For Ships (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Inmarsat has named Globe Wireless' Globe iFusion the 2010 Maritime Solution of the Year.
Harris...USMC TacComms Upgrade (MILSATCOM)
[SatNews] Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has received orders from the U.S. Marine Corps totaling $21 million for additional Falcon III? AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios, vehicular amplifier adapters, and other accessories.
OmniGlobe Networks... A Newtec MENOS Master (FNG)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] OmniGlobe Networks EMEA is the first company to receive full MENOS certification for a Fast News Gathering (FNG) terminal.
GeoSpatial...GPS Goes Mainstream
[SatNews] GeoSpatial Experts, developer of the first photo-mapping software package, has introduced three new GPS Camera bundles designed specifically for geotagging and mapping digital photographs.
Boeing... Opening Up...
[SatNews] Boeing [NYSE:BA] has established its first office in Qatar, strengthening its relationship with, and support of, that country and the surrounding Middle East region.
Integral Systems... Financially Speaking...
[SatNews] Integral Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:ISYS) ("Company") has reported financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010 and the full fiscal year ended September 24, 2010. Highlights of the Company's reported results include: