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SpaceX launches broadcast satellite to serve Europe, Africa, Middle East

SpaceX launches broadcast satellite to serve Europe, Africa, Middle East

Science
Nov. 3 (UPI) -- SpaceX Thursday put the Hotbird 13G satellite into orbit for Eutelsat to bolster broadcast systems across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In a statement Eutelsat said, "Once into orbit and positioned, the satellite Eutelsat Hotbird 13G will, with its twin Eutelsat Hotbird 13F launched on Oct. 15, reinforce and enhance the broadcast of more than a thousand television channels into homes across Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East. Moreover, the two satellites will offer advanced features in terms of uplink signal protection and resilience." The Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched at 1:22 a.m. EST from Cape Canaveral, Florida, according to Eutelsat. Eutelsat's statement said that the satellite "was successfully launched into Geostationary Transfer Orbit." It was...
Emirates to broadcast commentary on arrival of Mars probe

Emirates to broadcast commentary on arrival of Mars probe

Science
Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A United Arab Emirates spacecraft, the Mars orbiter Hope, is scheduled to enter orbit around the Red Planet about 10:30 a.m. EST Tuesday. The probe will be the first since NASA's Insight lander in November 2018 to reach the planet. Hope (or Al Amal in Arabic) will study the Martian atmosphere for at least two years. Advertisement But first, it must fire thrusters for 27 minutes to achieve its intended orbit, as teams of scientists and space enthusiasts around the world await word on its fate. "It's going to be incredible. I mean, this is the moment, especially, that the engineers have been working toward for six years," Pete Withnell, a program manager for the Hope mission at the University of Colorado Boulder, said Friday. "To see it unfold will be a momentous occasion f...
Hijacked Bank of England audio feed sold to hedge funds seconds ahead of broadcast

Hijacked Bank of England audio feed sold to hedge funds seconds ahead of broadcast

Business
Hedge funds could have gained a crucial advantage over rivals by listening to a hijacked audio feed of Bank of England press conferences a few seconds ahead of the TV broadcast.An investigation by The Times newspaper revealed a back-up communications system installed by the Bank a few years ago had been hijacked and shared with a market news service. The newspaper claimed those paying for the audio feed, via the third party supplier, would receive details of the Bank's news conferences up to eight seconds before those using the television feed - potentially making them billions of pounds.It is alleged the supplier charged each client a subscription fee and up to £5,000 per use.The system, which had been misused by the supplier since earlier this year, was installed in case the Bloomberg-ma...
NASA TV to broadcast six-hour space walk outside ISS

NASA TV to broadcast six-hour space walk outside ISS

Science
Aug. 11 (UPI) -- NASA's own TV channel is scheduled to broadcast a six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The walk will take place on August 17, and coverage will begin at 10 a.m. EDT.The spacewalk will be carried out by a pair Russian cosmonauts, Expedition 52 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy. While outside the space station, the duo will manually launch five nanosatellites, each with a different purpose -- not all of them scientific.One of the miniature satellites is encased in paneling created by 3D printers. The cubed satellite will help researchers test the effects of low-Earth orbit on 3D printed materials.Another mini satellite is being launched in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Sputnik 1 launch, the world's first a...