NSS-703 is relocated to 47 West orbital position and will be opening up a new orbital spot within the SES WORLD SKIES flee. Operating in inclined orbit it will provide C- and Ku-band capacity over the Atlantic Ocean Region (predicted footprints).
Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that one of its major customers, SES, has placed a firm order for its sixth STARTM communications satellite for its worldwide network for a launch in the first quarter of 2013.
Lifting off from the Spaceport in French Guiana, Ariane 5 deployed HISPASAT 1E and KOREASAT 6 telecommunication satellites during a mission lasting 34 minutes marking the sixth flight of this heavy-lift workhorse in 2010.
BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, December 27, 2010
International Launch Services (ILS), a world leader in providing launch services to the commercial space industry, successfully carried the Eutelsat's KA-SAT satellite on an ILS Proton/Breeze M. The ILS Proton vehicle lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 3:51 a.m. local time (4:51 p.m. EST, 10:51 p.m. in Paris on December 26) and after 9 hour 12 minute mission KA-SAT satellite was succesfully released into geostationary transfer orbit.