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Space Systems Loral Wins Contract To Build Satellite For Intelsat

File image of an Intelsat satellite.
by Staff Writers
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Jan 22, 2007
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) has announced that Intelsat Corporation has awarded SS/L a contract to manufacture Intelsat 14, a new, high-power C- and Ku-band fixed satellite service (FSS) satellite. "This contract underscores our long-standing relationship with Intelsat," said John Celli, president of Space Systems/Loral.

"This new project provides SS/L the opportunity to demonstrate our success in combining heritage, space-proven satellite technology with new innovation. We are pleased to be awarded the contract for this important new member of Intelsat's global fleet."

Intelsat 14, to be located at 45 degrees West longitude, will be the 44th Space Systems/Loral satellite built over the past four decades for Intelsat, the world's largest fixed satellite services operator. The satellite will carry 40 C-band and 22 Ku-band transponders across four different beams, covering the Americas, Europe and Africa.

Intelsat 14 will have a design life of 15 years and will replace the PAS-1R satellite when the new satellite is delivered in 2009. Its high efficiency solar arrays and lightweight batteries are designed to provide uninterrupted electrical power.

The satellite is based on SS/L's 1300 platform, which features qualified, flight proven subsystems and a long record of reliable operation. In all, SS/L satellites have amassed more than 1,300 years of reliable on-orbit service.

Intelsat 14 is the first satellite awarded to SS/L in 2007. The company received seven satellite awards in 2006 from a wide variety of customers, including FSS operators, direct-to-home and satellite radio service providers.

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Indonesia And Malaysia Seek Reciprocal Satellite Uses
Jakarta (XNA) Jan 17, 2007
Indonesia and Malaysia are holding discussions to finalize a reciprocal agreement as a prerequisite to the granting of landing rights to the two countries' satellites, an official said Tuesday. "The reciprocal agreement is designed to give the two countries equal opportunities in providing satellite services," said Gatot Dewa Broto, a spokesman of the postal service and telecommunication directorate at the Information and Communication Ministry.







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