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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



Intelsat 18 launch is postponed till Oct 5
News - Satellites
Tuesday, 04 October 2011 20:57


Basing on the customer request Intelsat 18 launch is postponed till October 6th (Oct 5th GMT).



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

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