Current Satellite News
February 1st, 2011
Lockheed Martin... GOES-R-Us (Satellite)
The Lockheed Martin team designing NASA and NOAAs Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-series (GOES-R) weather satellite has successfully completed its system Preliminary Design Review, a major milestone in the programs development. GOES-R is the nations next generation geostationary weather satellite.
Russia... Yet Another GLONASS Loss (Satellite)
[SatNews] There's a missing military satellite that apparently was put into the wrong orbit shortly after its launch the Russian defence ministry has confirmed that it cannot track the craft, which was a dual-use vessel able to create a 3Dmap of the Earth and locate a target's precise position.
Geoimage... Moving On Up...
[SatNews] Geoimage has appointed Wayne Middleton to the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective as of Monday, January 31, 2011.
Sirius XM Radio... SatSuperBowl (Content)
[SatNews] Sirius XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI), the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, announced it will broadcast Super Bowl XLV in 10 languages, offering listeners 14 different live broadcasts plus a wide mix of sports and entertainment programming from North Texas throughout Super Bowl Week.
NASA... Going To Tempel 1 (Spacecraft)
[SatNews] NASA's Stardust spacecraft has downlinked its first images of comet Tempel 1, the target of a flyby planned for Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.
Comtech Xicom Gets Touchy (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., announces a new LCD touch screen with an easy-to-use interfac ...
NASA's Robonaut 2...Now With Upgraded Legs And No Pockets
[SatNews] His legs aren't quite ready as he prepares for the launch at the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center that will take him to the International space Station.
Orbcomm... AIS Goes Away... Temporarily (SATCOM)
[SatNews[ Coming to end is Orbcomm's Automatic Identification System (AIS) broadcast for maritime, due to the untimely demise of their only remaining LEO satellite designed for such communications.
C-COM... Antenna Accountability (SATCOM)
[SatNews] C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (TSXV: CMI) has received orders in excess of $1,350,000 for its iNetVu? mobile antenna systems from its resellers in the USA, Russia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, China and the Middle East.
European Space Agency... Antennas Of The Self-Steering Ilk (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Bulky present generation satellite dishes and ground terminals could become relics of the past thanks to research currently being conducted for the European Space Agency (ESA) by Queen's University Belfast's Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) aimed at developing discrete self-aligning flat antennas.
iDirect... VSAT Moves In Evolutionary Direction (SATCOM)
[SatNews] VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect) has revealed that Alldean Satellite Networks Kenya Limited (Alldean) has switched its VSAT service to iDirects Evolution platform.
Globecomm Systems... Infrastructure Investment (RF)
[SatNews] Globecomm Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: GCOM), has been awarded an infrastructure contract valued at $2.6 million.
Here's Looking @ Earth... Tropical Assault On Queensland (ImageryNASA)
[SatNews] On February 1, 2011, Tropical Cyclone Yasi continued on its path toward Queensland, Australia.
Raytheon... Evolutionary Expectations + Acquiring Minds Wish To Know...
[SatNews] Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has entered into a letter of intent with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to engage in a strategic relationship with the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science for the establishment of the UCLA Center for Public Safety Network Systems.
Thuraya... Moving On Up...
Thuraya Telecommunications Company has appointed Mr. Samer Halawi as Chief Executive Officer of the company.
AeroVironment... USMC Recipient Of Modular Moments For Ravens (UAV/UAS)
[SatNews] AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) has received a firm fixed-price order valued at $7,800,003 under an existing contract with the U.S. Army for 919 digital module upgrade kits for the U.S. Marine Corps.
EM Research... Oggle This Oscillator (Hardware)
[SatNews] The new MXO-100 from EM Research is a GPS-Disciplined Oscillator, which accepts a 1 Pulse Per Second (1 PPS) reference input from a GPS receiver.