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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

Anik F2 experienced anomaly
News - Satellites
Friday, 07 October 2011 08:01


OTTAWA, CANADA, October 6, 2011


Today at approximately 06:36 EDT Anik F2 satellite experienced a technical anomaly resulting in loss of satellite services to its customers. Telesat is in control of the satellite and all indications are that it is healthy and can be returned to service.



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Anik F2 technical details and footprints




Intelsat 18 - launch sucess
News - Satellites
Thursday, 06 October 2011 08:26


Luxembourg, 5 October 2011


Intelsat S.A. announced today that a Sea Launch AG-provided Zenit-3SLB vehicle successfully lifted the Intelsat 18 satellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5 p.m. EDT (21:00 GMT). The signal was acquired at 11:34 p.m. EDT (03:34 GMT) and after 6 hours and 35 minutes mission the satellite was deployed at its final GTO destination orbit of 5,517.6 X 35,785.2 kilometers X 19.5 degrees inclination. Built by Orbital Sciences Corporation, Intelsat 18 launch mass is 3200 kg with a useful life of nearly 17 years. It will replace Intelsat 701 at 180ºE and will provide Ku-band and C-band capacity to Pacific Ocean Region.



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Intelsat 18 technical details and footprints



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