Satellite News Bits

19th crew to man International Space Station takes off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, beginning new era at International Space Station.
[SaNews – 03/27/2009]

Walton Di-Icing intoduces a product that will shake your VSAT antenna cover to get rid of snow and moisture accumulation.
[SatNews  03/26/2009]

Neratel selects Gilat SkyEdge bro[adband satellite network with full mesh capability to serve a government agency in Southeast Asia.
[Globe Newswire – 03/25/2009]

Intelsat announces that South Korean teleports will access Intelsat for KT Corporation to host two new GXS Network Broadband hubs.
[SatNews – 03/26/2009]

KVH launches $1000 free airtime promotion to get boaters to try their Mini VSAT product.
[SatNews – 03/27/2009]

North Korea’s stated intent to launch a satellite continues to raise concern in U.S. and Asian countries because the same Taepodong 2 rocket technology could be used to lauch intercontinental ballistic missiles which could reach the United States.
[ 03/25/2009]

RRSAT launches an additional video platform on Intelat’s Galaxy 19.
[FoxBusiness – 03/24/2009]

Satellite 2009 added 60 new exhibitors; many introduced new technology innovations in their latest products.
[PR Newswire – 03/23/2009]

Hughes announces next generation HX satellite router.
[Computer Technology Review – 03/23/2009]

Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Construction Equipment Division has selected ORBCOMM’s [Nasdaq: ORBC] satellite network to provide global communications for Hi-Mate, its telematics application for heavy equipment.
[SatNews – 03/23/2009]

World Communication Center, Inc. (WCC) has been awarded by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)an extended contract for satellite communications equipment and service until 2014
[Business Wire – 03/23/2009]

China scores major win with contract award from Eutelsat for satellite launch.
[Business Week – 03/23/2009]

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