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Thales Alenia Space España delivers X-band images from Earth observation satellite

Thales Alenia Space España has announced the delivery of the X-band images communications system for the INGENIO satellite, the first Spanish Earth observation satellite. This system acts as a ‘voice’ of the satellite, transmitting to Earth stations images and data generated on board by their instruments, thus enabling the essential function of the mission.


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Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products to attend IMS 2012

Laird Technologies Inc., a designer and supplier of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, announced it will be attending the 2012 International Microwave Symposium and Exhibition. The event is taking place at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal in Montreal, Canada, June 19-21, 2012. Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products, a unit of Laird Technologies can be found at booth #2308.


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ASC Signal introduces redundancy technology

ASC Signal released new redundancy technology and product options designed to provide simplified, seamless switching of virtually any active radio frequency component on the company’s fixed and transportable Earth station antennas. Additionally, these new capabilities support virtually any antenna system, regardless of manufacturer, when used in conjunction with ASC’s antenna controller products.


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Mercury Computer Systems to acquire Micronetics

Mercury Computer Systems Inc. (www.mc.com), a trusted provider of commercially developed application-ready ISR and EW subsystems for defense prime contractors, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Micronetics Inc. (www.micronetics.com), a leading designer and manufacturer of microwave and radio frequency (RF) subsystems and components for defense and commercial customers.


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