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ILS to launch Asiasat 7
News - Satellites
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 19:06

RESTON, Va. / Hong Kong, October 5, 2010

International Launch Services (ILS) and Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) announced a contract to launch AsiaSat 7 on an ILS Proton from Baikonur. The satellite is currently under construction by Space Systems/Loral in Palo Alto, California and is scheduled to be launched in 2011.


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Satellite moves
News - Satellites
Tuesday, 28 September 2010 01:39


Rascom QAF 1R is now parked at 2.8East position

Intelsat 3R is moving west to position 81W

Intelsat 704 is moved to graveyard orbit


Many thanks to Daniel Diezemann for the updates!

Chinasat 6A launched successfully
News - Satellites
Sunday, 05 September 2010 13:34

September 4, 2010

Chinasat 6A satellite lifted off from the Xichang space center in southwestern China's Sichuan province at 1614 GMT (12:14 p.m. EDT) on top of a 180-foot-tall Long March 3B rocket


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Chinasat 6A Technical details





Intelsat 802 to be deorbited
News - Satellites
Wednesday, 18 August 2010 21:48


Intelsat requested to deorbit Intelsat 802 satellite within 30 days starting from September 6th.


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Many thanks to bajasur1 for the news!



Intelsat 27 construction announced
News - Satellites
Wednesday, 18 August 2010 21:09


Luxembourg, 16 August 2010

Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, announced today that it has commenced construction of the Intelsat 27 satellite. The satellite will have a hybrid C- and Ku-band design for media and network customers and will be augmented with a 20 x 25 kHz channel UHF payload for use in government applications. It is expected to be launched by December 2012 and will be placed in the Atlantic Ocean Region as a replacement for the Intelsat 805 satellite.


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