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Satellite Footprints
Thursday, 24 September 2009 01:20

I have recently uploaded several new footprints: Eutelsat W48, Eutelsat W76 and new (Poland) Spot beam of Astra 1KR.

Nimiq 5 is successfully launched by ILS
Friday, 18 September 2009 19:18

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, September 18, 2009 –International Launch Services (ILS), a world leader in providing mission and launch services to the commercial satellite industry, successfully carried the Nimiq 5 satellite into orbit today on an ILS Proton for Telesat, the fourth largest fixed satellite services operator worldwide. This was the fifth commercial mission of the year for ILS and the seventh successful Proton launch of 2009. With the launch of Nimiq 5 today, ILS has launched half of Telesat’s operational fleet.


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Palapa D reached GEO Orbit
Monday, 14 September 2009 12:33

Cannes, September 9, 2009 – Thales Alenia Space and Indosat announced today that the Launch Early Operation Phase (LEOP) has been successfully completed and the Palapa-D communications satellite is now in the nominal geostationary orbit (GEO). The solar panels and antennas have been deployed, and the payload in-orbit testing (IOT) phase is ready to start.

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The launch took place at the Xi Chang Satellite Launch Center, in Sichuan Province on August 31-st, but failed to place the spacecraft in the required orbit – due to an issue with the CZ-3B’s third stage.

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Ariane 5 ECA Launched JCSAT-12 & OPTUS D3 satellites
Saturday, 22 August 2009 23:55

Kourou, French Guiana (SPX) Aug 21, 2009
Arianespace Ariane 5 ECA lifted-off from Kourou, South America at 6:09 pm EDT, on August 21, 2009, on a successful flight to deliver two major Asian communication satellites into geostationary orbit - JCSAT 12 and OPTUS D3.

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Satbeams in Press!
Thursday, 20 August 2009 12:00

Satbeams is featured in the UKs  "What Satellite & Digital TV" July's 2009 issue:

WhatSat article about Satbeams

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WhatSat July 2009 Cover

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