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2011-08-08 12:00:00

Early Sunday morning, an Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, Astra-1N and BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R, into their planned transfer orbits. The target injection orbit had a perigee altitude of 249.6 km, an apogee altitude at injection of 35 959 km and an inclination of 2º. The satellites were accurately injected into their transfer orbits about 27 minutes and 38 minutes after liftoff,...

2011-08-06 19:08:00

KOUROU, French Guiana, Aug. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R broadcasting and telecommunications satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for the Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT) and SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC), was successfully launched today from Kourou, French Guiana. Lift-off occurred at 6:52 p.m. EDT aboard an Ariane 5-ECA launch vehicle provided by Arianespace of Evry, France. Initial contact with the satellite was confirmed...

2011-06-29 11:44:00

NEWTOWN, Pa., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R broadcasting and telecommunications satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for the Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT) and SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, is ready for liftoff on July 1 aboard an Ariane 5-ECA launch vehicle provided by Arianespace. The launch window opens at 5:43 p.m. ET and closes at 7:06 p.m. ET. BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R's two independent Ku-band payloads incorporate 12 direct...

2010-12-08 09:00:00

NEWTOWN, Pa., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. The spacecraft is located at orbital location 110 degrees east and is expected to provide more than 15 years of service for B-SAT. BSAT-3b features 12 130 W Ku-band channels, eight operating...

2010-11-04 08:46:00

NEWTOWN, Pa., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- All systems are nominal aboard the BSAT-3b broadcasting satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT) of Japan. The satellite was launched Oct. 28 from Kourou, French Guiana at 5:51 p.m. EDT aboard an Ariane 5-ECA launch vehicle provided by Arianespace of Evry, France. Initial contact with the satellite was confirmed shortly afterward at 6:52 p.m. EDT from Lockheed Martin's...

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2010-10-29 09:15:00

Last night, an Ariane 5 lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on a journey to place two telecommunications satellites, W3B and BSAT-3b, into orbit. Flight V197 was Ariane 5's fourth dual-payload mission of the year. Liftoff of the 53rd Ariane 5 mission came at 23:51 CEST (21:51 GMT; 18:51 French Guiana). The target injection orbit had a perigee altitude of 250 km, an apogee altitude at injection of 35 913 km and an inclination of 2º. The satellites were...

2010-10-28 20:00:00

KOUROU, French Guiana, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The BSAT-3b broadcasting satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT) of Japan, was successfully launched today from Kourou, French Guiana. Lift-off occurred at 5:51 p.m. EDT aboard an Ariane 5-ECA launch vehicle provided by Arianespace of Evry, France. Initial contact with the satellite was confirmed at 6:52 p.m. EDT from Lockheed Martin's satellite tracking station in...

2010-10-26 09:00:00

NEWTOWN, Pa., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 simultaneously, and will be located at 110 degrees East longitude. With a...

2009-10-13 06:52:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Saturday was SAT Day, and once again hundreds of thousands of teens endured the notorious 3 3/4 hour Trial by #2 Pencil. Whether you went through it last week or 10 years ago, you now have a chance to get even. This week, humor website BSATWorld.com, announces "Spoof The SAT," an online contest that invites you to post fake SAT questions and win prizes. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091013/NY90384) Each week at BSATWorld.com, one...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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