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2010-11-27 08:30:00

Europe has launched the first satellite dedicated to delivering broadband services. The Hylas spacecraft is designed to work in remote locations, also known as "hotspots," such as rural villages where it is currently not possible to get a fast Internet connection. The satellite was successfully placed into orbit 34 minutes after its launch from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana on an Arian 5 rocket. Hylas signal was picked up almost immediately at an antenna located in India. The...

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2010-09-29 13:37:45

Following extensive testing in India, the Hylas-1 telecommunication satellite has been given the go-ahead for shipping to Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana for its November flight. The Hylas-1 mission, a public-private partnership between ESA and Avanti Communications in the UK, will target the high demand for broadband services in Europe. The Agency's advanced communications payload will deliver broadband services to hundreds of thousands of European customers on a flexible basis, shifting...

2009-01-28 09:25:00

PARIS, January 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announces that the performance of the W2M satellite, which was launched on 20 December 2008, does not comply with the requirements set with the spacecraft's manufacturer, EADS Astrium/ISRO Antrix, following a major anomaly affecting the satellite's power subsystem. This anomaly occurred during the satellite's transfer from the location used for in-orbit tests to its operating position at 16 degrees...

2008-06-20 09:00:36

Text of report by Y. Mallikarjun headlined "Decision on Chandrayaan-I launch date in a month" published by Indian newspaper The Hindu website on 20 June Hyderabad: The exact date for Chandrayaan-I [India's first lunar mission] launch will be decided in a month although 19 September has been tentatively fixed as the "earliest opportunity," Indian Space Research Organization [ISRO] chairman G. Madhavan Nair said here on Thursday [19 June]. Dr Nair was talking to journalists after delivering...

2008-04-28 16:41:38

BANGALORE, India -- The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) placed two domestic and eight foreign satellites in orbit Monday in what the agency said was the most complex mission launched as yet by its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The mission took place from ISRO's second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on the east coast of southern India. The rocket flew without its usual six strap-on boosters carrying ISRO's Cartosat-2A and Indian Mini...


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