Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Arianespace to Launch AMC-21 Satellite in 2008

Arianespace was selected as the launch company for SES Americom's AMC-21 telecommunications satellite. The satellite is based on Orbital Science's Star-2 satellite bus, and will provide high-powered satellite services with its payload of 24 active Ku-band transponders. It will offer television and enterprise distribution services across the United States, the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America from the orbital position of 125 degrees West. The launch date is slated for Q2 2008. http://www.arianespace.com/

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