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February 21, 2012
SES Relocates AMC-3 Satellite To 67 Degrees West To Serve Latin American Growth Markets
Luxembourg (SPX) Feb 17, 2012
SES S.A. reports that the AMC-3 satellite is being relocated from its former location of 87 degrees West to 67 degrees West to optimize coverage of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. The 67 degrees West orbital position offers an extensive Ku-band satellite frequency range and excellent viewing angles for coverage of the Americas and the Caribbean. The drift was initiated in January and the satellite is scheduled to arrive at its new orbital location on February 24th. AMC-3 was ... read more

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Media Networks Latin America Signs Major DTH Capacity Agreement With SES
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Space Systems/Loral-Built SES-4 Successfully Performs Post-Launch Maneuvers
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Satellite telephony is unsafe
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NBN Co selects Space Systems Loral for communications satellites
The delivery of high-speed internet to some of the most remote communities in Australia has taken a leap forward following NBN Co's selection of Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), a leading manufacturer of ... more
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SES-4 Satellite Launch Re-Scheduled For February 14-15
SES S.A. announces that ILS has re-scheduled the SES-4 satellite launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on board an ILS Proton Breeze M rocket for 1:36 am local time on February 15th, 2012 (February 14 ... more
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Devas deal cancelled for national security
The central government cancelled the Antrix Corporation-Devas Multimedia deal for reasons of national security and not for purported loss of revenue in sale of spectrum, Minister of State in the Pri ... more
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Ex-ISRO chief slams Antrix-Devas probe
Former Indian space agency chief G. Madhavan Nair Sunday slammed the twin probe reports on the multi-billion dollar Antrix-Devas spectrum deal, saying they were "one-sided and without all facts". "T ... more
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SES' broadband service ASTRA2Connect and Nordnet expand their offerings
SES and NordNet, the French internet service provider and a subsidiary of France-Telecom-Orange, has announced that they have expanded their service offering of SES' successful satellite broadband s ... more
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SES relocates satellite to meet growing customer demand
SES S.A. has announced that the SES-3 satellite is being relocated from its former location over North America to Asia, an area experiencing great demand for state-of-the-art, reliable satellite cap ... more
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Antrix-Devas deal: ISRO indicts Nair and 3 others
A five-member team that probed a controversial deal between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) commercial arm Antrix Corporation and Devas Multimedia has concluded that former chairman of the ... more
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Satellite Industry Growth To Continue Despite Challenging Environment
Euroconsult has announced that it expects prospects for the satellite industry to remain favorable over the decade in a variety of areas. The next ten years should see continued growth for commercia ... more
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ASC Signal Receives Ground SATCOM Systems Contract
ASC Signal Corporation has been awarded a $1 million contract for the first three phases to build up to 100 3.7 meter, X-band antenna systems to support global government communications. These fixed ... more
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PM should probe ISRO blacklisting order
Stung by a government order debarring him and three other reputed space scientists from occupying official posts, former Indian space agency chairman G Madhavan Nair has demanded that Prime Minister ... more
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BJP slams blacklisting of former ISRO chief G. Madhavan Nair
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday slammed the union defence ministry for the blacklisting of ISRO and accused the government of having lost its "grace to govern". "The unsavoury controve ... more
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BSkyB posts higher profits; to create 1,300 jobs
British pay-TV giant BSkyB on Tuesday posted higher net profits thanks to rising subscribers and announced plans to create 1,300 jobs over the next two years. ... more
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ISRO: A great institution's fall from grace
From humble beginnings of ferrying rocket parts on a bicycle to launching satellites of other countries and landing a craft on the moon, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has occupied a ... more
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ISRO has gone to dogs, says Madhavan Nair
Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief G. Madhavan Nair Wednesday described as "improper" the move to blacklist four scientists, including him, from a government job and said the spa ... more
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ISRO mum on Nair's outburst, scientists dismayed
The state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Wednesday declined to comment on the outburst of its former chairman G. Madhavan Nair on the space agency and its current chairman K. Radhakri ... more
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Nair blames ISRO
Lashing out at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) order to debar him and three other senior scientists from holding any post-retirement government jobs for their alleged involvement in the controvers ... more
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Intelsat General Helps US Navy Maximize Use of Leased Bandwidth
Our nation's defense systems require the most cutting-edge solutions in the areas of end-to-end satellite and terrestrial communications. In order to achieve this, the U.S. Navy needed to be able to ... more
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Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Signs Agreement With TS2 Satellite Technologies
Globalstar Europe Satellite Services has announced that it has signed an authorized distribution agreement with TS2 Satellite Technologies, a leading provider of satellite communication products and ... more
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Gilat Announces Extension of Service Agreements with Colombian Ministry
Gilat Satellite Networks has announced that the Colombian Ministry of Information Technology and Communications, through the "Fondo de Tecnologias de la Informacion y las Communicaciones", has exten ... more
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ITT Exelis Wins Satellite Communications Contract
ITT Exelis has been awarded a $121 million U.S. Army contract to provide mission support to wideband satellite operations centers and management sites around the world. The Wideband Satellite ... more
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Northrop Grumman Extends Its Commercial Space Portfolio
Northrop Grumman has expanded its commercial space portfolio with Stratolaunch Systems' recent selection of Scaled Composites, a Northrop Grumman subsidiary, to build the largest aircraft ever const ... more
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Star images helping to save Vatican books
Antique books in the Vatican Library are being digitised to preserve them for future generations using a technique developed through ESA to store satellite images of the sky. The Library neede ... more
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