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Asiasat 6 and 8 announced
News - Satellites
Saturday, 12 November 2011 21:31


Palo Alto, Calif. and Hong Kong – November 11, 2011


Space Systems/Loral and AsiaSat today announced the signing of construction of two communications satellites - AsiaSat 6 and AsiaSat 8 planned to be launched by early 2014. The two satellites will serve Asia, the Middle East and Australasia and are designed on the decade’s proven SS/L 1300 satellite platform.



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Ariane 5 to launch Optus 10
News - Satellites
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 12:30


Sydney, Australia, October 31, 2011


Optus and Arianespace, announced today in Sydney, Australia that the Optus 10 will be launched into geostationary transfer orbit mid-2013 by an Ariane 5. It will be the sixth satellite launched by Arianespace for the Australian operator.



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Optus 10 technical details


ILS Proton launched Viasat-1
News - Satellites
Thursday, 20 October 2011 08:10

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, October 20, 2011

International Launch Services announced that the ViaSat-1 satellite was successfully launched on a Proton/Breeze-M vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on October 19th 2011 at 18:48 GMT. After 9 hours and 12 minutes mission the sarellite was successfully deployed to the target orbit. Weighting 6740 kilos, ViaSat-1 will be the highest capacity satellite in the world providing multimedia Internet access over the North America.

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Viasat 1 technical details and footprints

Anik F2 - service restored
News - Satellites
Saturday, 08 October 2011 00:15


OTTAWA, CANADA, October 7, 2011


Telesat confirms that customer services on Anik F2 satellite were successfully restored after the technical anomaly that occured yesterday.



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Eutelsat W3C launched successfully
News - Satellites
Friday, 07 October 2011 14:26

Paris , 07 October 2011

Today at 16:21 CNST / 08:21 UTC Eutelsat W3C satellite was successful launched by a Long March 3B rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in China and within 3 hours from the separation performed partial deployment of the satellite’s solar arrays. Antennas deployment and orbit circularising manoeuvres will follow over the coming 10 days.

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Eutelsat W3C technical details and footprints

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