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Neosat Boosting Europe’s Telecommunications By Satellite
2014-02-21 10:39:01

ESA ESA is forging ahead with the Neosat next-generation satcom platform, planning the first flights within five years. The goal is for European satellite builders to capture at least half of the world’s satcom market in 2018–30 through innovation and efficiency, generating €25 billion in sales. The contract for Phase-B of Neosat was signed today by Magali Vaissiere, ESA’s Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, and Eric Béranger and Bertrand Maureau for...

Launch of Delta IV WGS-6
2013-08-08 13:17:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Wednesday, a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket delivered the latest addition to an international network of military communications satellites. The sixth Wideband Global Satcom, or WGS, satellite was paid for by the Australian government and will be used to transmit video conferencing signals and television broadcasts, along with official communications from the United States and its international partners. "These satellites...

2013-07-31 23:20:46

Join Globafone CEO, Lou Altman, as he unravels the myths and mysteries surrounding satellite communications. 'SatCom 101' provides a big picture look at SatCom: What it is, How the network works, Available solutions and their current functionality. Portsmouth, NH (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Globafone, a leading comprehensive satellite service provider, announced that CEO, Lou Altman, will put on a free webinar: SatCom Solutions 101. Join him Wednesday, July 31 as he provides a big...

Africa Using Satellites For Banking
2013-06-20 12:14:14

ESA Satellites are making it possible to transfer money between remote locations in sub-Saharan African countries that are otherwise unconnected to the outside world. An ESA project looking at ways to use satellites for services in developing nations where land networks are simply impossible or non-existent gave rise to the Agency´s SatFinAfrica pilot project in 2011. It was so successful that a company called SatADSL was set up in Belgium early last year to provide satcom for...


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sts-61b
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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'