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Astrium to build Eutelsat 9B
News - Satellites
Tuesday, 04 October 2011 15:36


Paris , 04 October 2011


Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ELT) has announced today that Astrium has been selected to build the new high-power EUTELSAT 9B broadcast satellite addressing high-growth video markets in Europe. It is planned to be launched at the end of 2014 and located at Eutelsat’s 9°E orbital position.



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Eutelsat 9B info


Quetzsat 1 launched successfully
News - Satellites
Friday, 30 September 2011 08:04

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, September 30, 2011

The ILS Proton Breeze M launched from Pad 39 at the Cosmodrome at 12:32 a.m. today local time (2:32 p.m. EST, 18:32 GMT on September 29) has successfully carried the QuetzSat-1 satellite into geostationary transfer orbit for SES of Luxembourg after a 9 hour, 13-minute mission. This was the 19th SES satellite launched on ILS Proton.

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Quetzsat 1 technical details and footprints

Atlantic Bird 7 - Launch Success
News - Satellites
Sunday, 25 September 2011 01:51

BERN, Switzerland, September 24, 2011

Sea Launch AG's Zenit-3SL rocket has successfully launched the ATLANTIC BIRD™ 7 broadcast satellite from the ocean-based Odyssey Launch Platform. It is the first Sea Launch mission after its return to launch operations following re-organization in late 2010.

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Atlantic Bird 7 technical details and footprints

Atlantic Bird 7 launch is planned on 24 Sep 2011
News - Satellites
Saturday, 24 September 2011 00:56



Atlantic Bird 7 lift-off is currently scheduled by Sea-Launch for 13:18 PDT (20:18 GMT/UTC) on September 24th.


Launch and live webcast information:


Atlantic Bird 7 technical details and footprints







Measat-2 operational at 148E
News - Satellites
Thursday, 22 September 2011 23:37



Somehow I have missed the news that Measat-2 is now operational at the orbital position 148 East providing inclined capacity across the South East Asia and Oceanic regions.


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Footprints to be posted later



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