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Boeing to build 3 satellites for Mexico
News - Satellites
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 22:15

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010

Boeing announced that it has received a contract for approximately $1 billion from the government of Mexico to deliver an end-to-end satellite communications system - MEXSAT, that will consist of three satellites, two ground sites, associated network operations systems and reference user terminals. MEXSAT will provide secure communications for Mexico’s national security needs, as well as enhanced coverage for the country’s civil telecommunications.


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Thales to build W3D for Intelsat
News - Satellites
Written by gshock   
Saturday, 04 December 2010 12:10

Paris, 3 December 2010

Eutelsat Communications announced that Thales Alenia Space has been commissioned to build the W3D satellite that will replace the W3B spacecraft lost after its launch on October 28. The delivery schedule of the new satellite has been fixed to 24 months, enabling Eutelsat to plan for commercial availability from early 2013.


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Arianespace orbited Hylas 1 and Intelsat 17
News - Satellites
Friday, 26 November 2010 21:01

Kourou, November 26, 2010

Arianespace orbited today two telecommunications satellites: INTELSAT 17 and HYLAS 1. It was 54th successful Ariane 5 launch (40th success in a row).

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Hylas 1 technical details

Intelsat 17 technical details and coverage maps

Skyterra 1 is launched
News - Satellites
Monday, 15 November 2010 06:07

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, November 14, 2010

With 7th commercial mission of the year and the 10th successful Proton launch of 2010, International Launch Services successfully carried the SkyTerra 1 (MSV-1) satellite into orbit today for LightSquared of Reston, Virginia.

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Skyterra 1 (MSV-1) Technical details and coverage maps

Proton M with Skyterra 1 is moved to launchpad
News - Satellites
Saturday, 13 November 2010 15:28

Proton M with Skyterra 1 satellite is moved to launchpad:



The launch is scheduled on Nov 14 at 23:29:20 Baikonur time (17:29:20 GMT, 12:29:20 EST).

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Live ILS webcast at  will begin approximately 30 minutes before the liftoff.



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