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2011-02-02 08:15:00

The Russian Defence Ministry launched a search Tuesday to look for a missing military satellite that was possibly put into the wrong orbit after its launch. However, sources in the Russian rocket-space industry told Itar-Tass on Wednesday morning that "the first signal was received from the satellite." The craft -- a dual-vessel called Geo-IK-2 that can draw a 3D map of the Earth and locate precise positions of various targets -- was confirmed as lost by Russia's top space and military...

2011-01-10 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Varian Proton Therapy System which generates protons for precision radiotherapy of lesions, tumors, and conditions anywhere where radiation treatment is indicated. It is the first working system capable of delivering precise intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) using pencil beam scanning technology. "With this clearance, we have reached a significant...

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2010-12-27 14:35:00

Russian space officials said on Monday that the Cosmonaut program placed the European Ka-Sat into orbit overnight by using a Proton-M rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. "The satellite was successfully put into orbit at 10:03 Moscow time (0703 GMT)," the Khrunichev space center said Monday in a statement. The Proton failed to place three Russian navigation satellites into orbit on December 5 after they fell into the Pacific ocean about 900 miles off the coast of Hawaii....

2010-12-27 04:37:00

PARIS, December 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The KA-SAT satellite of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has been successfully lofted into orbit by a Proton Breeze M rocket supplied by ILS. Lift-off of Eutelsat's 6.1 tonne satellite took place on 26 December at 21.51 GMT (22.51 CET). After a 9-hour 12-minute flight, the launcher released KA-SAT into geosynchronous transfer orbit. Acquisition of the satellite's telemetry signal by Eutelsat's control centre at the...

2010-12-22 13:07:00

PARIS, December 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) confirmed today that the launch campaign of its KA-SAT satellite by an ILS Proton Breeze M vehicle has resumed at the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Launch is scheduled in the night of 26 to 27 December 2010 (21.51GMT, 22.51CET on 26 December, 03.51 in Baikonour on 27 December). Spacecraft separation will occur approximately 9 hours, 12 minutes after liftoff. Joint operations in...

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2010-12-18 08:15:00

Russian investigators said Friday that the Russian Proton rocket that failed to deploy its own satellite system was the result of a fuel miscalculation. The rocket failed to reach orbit during the December 5 launch, causing it to dump the three high-tech Glonass-M satellites 900-miles off Hawaii's coast. It was a setback for Russia's attempt to introduce a rival to the United State's Global Positioning System (GPS). The last three satellites would have enabled Russia to fully deploy the...

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2010-12-13 11:15:00

Interfax reported that Russia's space agency had delayed the launch of a European satellite after a rocket crashed off the coast of Hawaii last weekend. The Russian space agency Roscosmos said in a statement on Friday that initial preparations for the European satellite launch were "on schedule" but that the launch date would be set after the investigation. The agency said that the Proton rocket could fly again in the last week of December after investigators have cleared the rocket from...

2010-11-22 05:20:00

PARIS, November 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 includes eight main gateways and two...

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2010-11-15 12:39:01

The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said that they have successfully launched a U.S. satellite carrying the biggest commercial antenna reflector ever put in space. The 72-feet antenna on the Skyterra-1 spacecraft will relay signals for a new 4G-LTE mobile phone and data system for North America run by Lightsquared. Callers whose networks are tied into the system will automatically be switched to a satellite if they are out of range of from the towers on the ground. Lightsquared...

2010-11-03 13:08:00

- Total first quarter revenues up 12.9% to EUR285.6 million - Video: +8.1%, driven notably by continued growth in TV channels across all markets - Data and Value-Added Services: +23.5%, meeting demands for Internet and GSM traffic - Multi-usage: +25.8% particularly for capacity in the Middle East and Central Asia - Objectives confirmed for full-year 2010 - 2011 and the period 2010 - 2013 Eutelsat Communications (ISIN: FR0010221234 -...