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2012-03-14 09:22:59

Aerospace and defense plane builder Boeing announced Tuesday that it won a contract to manufacture four “all-electric” satellites -- a technological breakthrough that the Seattle, Washington-based company said would help cut costs in the competitive satellite industry. Boeing, investing a lot of time and money into its 702SP satellite over the past two years, said the new satellites will be a smaller version of that one. The contract will boost the company℠s commercial...

2010-12-20 12:05:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced that it has received a contract for approximately $1 billion from the government of Mexico to deliver an end-to-end satellite communications system. The system, known as MEXSAT, will consist of three satellites, two ground sites, associated network operations systems and reference user terminals. MEXSAT will provide secure communications for Mexico's national security needs, as well as enhanced coverage for...

2008-06-24 15:02:54

MEXICO CITY, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Satelites Mexicanos S.A.B. de C.V. (Satmex) today announced that it has issued an Authorization To Proceed (ATP) with the construction of Satmex 7 to Space Systems/Loral (SS/L). The new satellite will provide Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) in the Americas. "We are delighted to sign this agreement with Space Systems/Loral, the leading provider of design and construction of commercial satellites worldwide. This is without a doubt a key step in the plans to...


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2012-03-10 09:09:46

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 26, 1985 at 7:29 PM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on December 3 at 1:33 PM PST. The shuttle orbited 109 times at an altitude of 225 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 2.8 million miles. Three communications satellites were deployed: MORE LOS-B (Mexico), AUSSAT-2 (Australia) and SATCOM KU-2 (RCA Americom). MORELOS-B and AUSSAT-2 were attached to the Payload Assist Module-D motors, SATCOM KU-2 to a...

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2012-03-10 08:59:47

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 17, 1985 at 7:33 AM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on June 24 at 6:11 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 112 times at an altitude of 209 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 2.9 million miles. The mission lasted 7 days, 1 hour, 38 minutes, and 52 seconds. Three communications satellites, all attached to the Payload Assist Module-D (PAM-D) motors, were deployed: MORELOS-A for Mexico; ARABSAT-A, for Arab...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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