/javascript" src="../static/js/analytics.js"> CalTrade Report - TELECOM SATELLITE LAUNCHED INTO ORBIT California, CalTrade Report, Sea Launch, Boeing, telecommunications, California international, California global - TELECOM SATELLITE LAUNCHED INTO ORBIT - CalTrade ReportAsia Quake Victims LONG BEACH – 11/09/05 – Space services company Sea Launch has successfully launched an Inmarsat-4 (I-4) telecommunications satellite into a geo-synchronous transfer orbit from its ocean-going Odyssey Launch Platform; the satellite will facilitate the Internet and intranet content and solutions, video-on-demand, videoconferencing, fax, e-mail, telephone, and LAN access throughout North, Central, and South America. - LONG BEACH – 11/09/05 – Space services company Sea Launch has successfully launched an Inmarsat-4 (I-4) telecommunications satellite into a geo-synchronous transfer orbit from its ocean-going Odyssey Launch Platform; the satellite will facilitate the Internet and intranet content and solutions, video-on-demand, videoconferencing, fax, e-mail, telephone, and LAN access throughout North, Central, and South America. - TELECOM SATELLITE LAUNCHED INTO ORBIT California, CalTrade Report, Sea Launch, Boeing, telecommunications, California international, California global - TELECOM SATELLITE LAUNCHED INTO ORBIT

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TELECOM SATELLITE LAUNCHED INTO ORBIT

LONG BEACH - 11/09/05 - Sea Launch has successfully launched an Inmarsat-4 (I-4) telecommunications satellite into a geo-synchronous transfer orbit from its ocean-going Odyssey Launch Platform. 

The operation was Sea Launch'../eWebPhotos/sealaunch3.jpg" align=left vspace=15 border=0>with EADS Astrium, which built the powerful spacecraft.

A ground station in British Columbia, Canada, acquired the spacecraft signal and all systems are reportedly operating nominally.

The 13,108 lb. Inmarsat-4 - shot into space aboard a Zenit-3SL rocket - is designed to support the Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) for high-speed delivery of Internet and intranet content and solutions, video-on-demand, videoconferencing, fax, e-mail, telephone, and LAN access throughout North, Central, and South America. 

One of a family of three similar spacecraft, this Inmarsat-4 F2 satellite has a 13-year service life and carries a single global beam that covers up to a third of the Earth's surface, 19 wide spot beams and 228 narrow spot beams.

Sea Launch is a joint venture of four international partners - the Seattle-based Boeing Commercial Space Co.; Kvaerner ASA of Oslo, Norway; RSC-Energia, headquartered in Moscow, Russia; and SDO Yuzhnoye/PO Yuzhmashm of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.

The company began operations in 1995 to offer the international private sector the capability of launching commercial satellites into geo-synchronous orbit from a platform at sea.

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SAN FRANCISCO – 09/29/06 – Fashion marketer Guess? has inked a manufacturing and marketing joint venture agreement with Mexico’s Grupo Axo; the Mexico City-based company will engage in the production, wholesale distribution and retail sale of Guess? fashion apparel, accessories and other related products throughout the country.


GOOGLE BELGIUM TAKEN TO COURT

BRUSSELS, Belgium – 09/20/06 – Internet search engine Google has been ordered to cease reproducing articles from French-language publications in the news sections of its Belgian website; the court order threatens the company with a fine of $1.3 million daily if it does not comply.


NEW OAKLAND INTERMODAL FACILITY PLANNED

OAKLAND – 09/11/06 – The 425-acre former Oakland Army Base will be converted into the Port of Oakland’s newest intermodal rail yard under the terms of an agreement reached between the port and several local and state government agencies; the planned OHIT – or Outer Harbor Intermodal Terminal – is expected to significantly reduce container transfer times, increase throughput, and reduce truck traffic in and around the port when completed within the next several years.


INTEL MAY LAYOFF THOUSANDS

SANTA CLARA – 09/04/06 – Chipmaker Intel is reportedly planning to announce a massive layoff within weeks that could eliminate as many as 10,000 jobs or one-tenth of the company’s total global workforce; the move was spurred by several financially disappointing quarters and the results of an internal corporate analysis conducted in April.



 



 


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