Arianespace Ready for Aug. 12 Mission

Arianespace is preparing for the launch of the AMC-21 and Superbird 7 telecommunications satellites. The dual-payload mission, taking place from the launch services provider's facilities in French Guiana, is scheduled for Aug. 12.

Zenith said more than 1 million of its digital television converter boxes have been shipped to retail stores, and production has ramped up to support more retail placements. Zenith's DTT901 converter box retails for $59.95.