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Chinasat 10 - launch success
News - Satellites
Tuesday, 21 June 2011 07:26

XICHANG, Sichuan, June 21 (Xinhua), 2011

China successfully launched Chinasat-10 (Zhongxing-10) communication satellite from its Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest Sichuan Province on early Tuesday by a Long March-3B rocket carrier, blasted off from the center at 0:13 a.m. Chinasat-10 was designed and manufactured by the China Academy of Space Technology under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation and will provide communication, broadcasting and data transmission services for users in China and the Asia-Pacific region. It will replace Chinasat-5B satellite, which was launched in 1998.

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Chinasat 10 info

SS/L to launch Thor 7
News - Satellites
Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:52


Palo Alto, Calif. — June 20, 2011

Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) announced today that it was awarded a contract to provide a multi-mission spacecraft Thor 7 for Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc). The satellite will include Telenor’s first Ka-band payload, which will be used for maritime broadband services as well as Ku-band transponders to expand the broadcast capacity in Central and Eastern Europe.


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Thor 7 info


Falcon 9 to launch Thaicom 6
News - Satellites
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 20:55


HAWTHORNE, CA, June 13, 2011

THAICOM Plc. has chosen SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies) to launch the new Thaicom 6 telecommunications satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit in the second quarter of 2013 from its Cape Canaveral launch site.


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Thaicom 6 details


Telstar 14R update
News - Satellites
Thursday, 26 May 2011 20:35


Telesat's press release regarding the issue with Telstar 14R solar panel deployment:

ILS Proton to launch Echostar 16
News - Satellites
Thursday, 26 May 2011 20:16



International Launch Services (ILS) and EchoStar of Englewood, Colorado, announced the ILS Proton launch of the EchoStar XVI satellite scheduled for 2012.


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Echostar XVI info


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