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Eutelsat Commissions W3D Satellite from Thales Alenia Space for Delivery in November 2012

PARIS - Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world's leading satellite operators, today announced that Thales Alenia Space has been commissioned to build the W3D satellite that will replace the W3B spacecraft lost after its launch on October 28. The delivery schedule of the new 56-transponder satellite has been fixed to 24 months, enabling Eutelsat to plan for commercial...

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Communication Systems

Eutelsat's High-Throughput KA-SAT Satellite on Track for December 20 Launch

PARIS - The KA-SAT satellite of Eutelsat Communications' (Euronext Paris: ETL) was flown into the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 19 and is now in final stages of readiness for launch by a Proton rocket on December 20. Breaking new barriers in capacity Built for Eutelsat by Astrium, and weighing in at 6.1 tonnes, KA-SAT will be the cornerstone of a new European infrastructure which...

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Communication Systems

Lockheed Martin-Built BSAT-3b Satellite Ready for Launch for the Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation of Japan

NEWTOWN, Pa. -- The BSAT-3b broadcasting satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for the Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT) of Japan, is ready for liftoff on Oct. 28 aboard an Ariane 5-ECA launch vehicle provided by Arianespace. The launch window opens at 5:51 p.m. ET and closes at 7:01 p.m. ET. BSAT-3b features 12 130 W Ku-band channels, eight operating...

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Communication Systems

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Deliver VINASAT-2 for Nation of Vietnam

NEWTOWN, Pa., May 11 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) announced today the award of a contract by Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) of Vietnam to build the VINASAT-2 satellite. In-orbit delivery is slated for the second quarter of 2012. Financial terms were not disclosed. Based on the highly reliable A2100 spacecraft platform manufactured by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems...

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Communication Systems

First Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite Built by Lockheed Martin Launched Successfully

National asset will provide significant new communications capabilities to warfighter CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. -- The first Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) for the U.S. Air Force, was successfully launched today from Cape Canaveral aboard an Atlas V rocket provided by the United Launch Alliance. The satellite is the most...

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Miscellaneous Optics

Rochester Company Celebrates Connection to the Satellite Industry on 50th Anniversary of TIROS-1 Satellite

Rochester, New York April 1, 2010 marked the 50th Anniversary of the world's first weather satellite, TIROS-1 (Television Infrared Observation Satellite), which changed the future of weather forecasting forever. Rochester-based Navitar, Inc., a manufacturer of high magnification imaging optics, is proud of their connection to the TIROS-1 satellite - Navitar, known then as Elgeet Optical, produced...

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Telescopes

Innovative Cryogenic Technology Used in the Planck and Herschel Satellites

As part of European Space Agency (ESA) scientific programs, a launch has been announced on May 14 next, of Ariane 5, awaited with bated breath by the international scientific community. On this event, the European carrier will launch two of the most complex satellites ever produced in Europe: Planck and Herschel. They will be placed in an orbit 1.5 million kilometers from Earth, after a voyage...

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Communication Systems

Eutelsat Commissions New W3B Satellite from Thales Alenia Space

PARIS, February 26 - Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world's leading satellite operators, today announced that Thales Alenia Space has been commissioned to build the W3B satellite which will provide Eutelsat with significant new capacity for broadcasting, telecommunications and broadband services. Scheduled for launch in the second quarter 2010, W3B will in principle be...

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Telecommunications Services

Tele Columbus Teams with Eutelsat Germany to Establish New Digital TV-Platform

Digitisation of German Cable Homes From Eutelsat EUROBIRD(TM) 9 Satellite HANOVER, COLOGNE, and BERLIN, February 7 / / - Tele Columbus, Germany's third largest cable operator with more than 3.7 million homes, and Eutelsat's German subsidiary, Eutelsat Deutschland today announced they will establish a unique platform for bundling digital channels and services for German cable homes from Eutelsat's...

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Communication Systems

Integral Systems Announces Transition of WGS Satellite Operations to the CCS-C System

WGS Marks the Third Satellite Family to be Integrated into the CCS-C Baseline LANHAM, Md., Jan. 23 / - Integral Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ:ISYS) today announced the on-schedule Handover of satellite bus operations for the initial WGS [Wideband Global SATCOM (Satellite Communications)] satellite to the CCS-C (Command and Control System - Consolidated) baseline. WGS is the third MILSATCOM (Military...

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