Wednesday, February 14, 2007

ILS Proton to Launch Ciel-2 Satellite in 2008

International Launch Services (ILS) was awarded a contract by Canada's Ciel Satellite Group to launch the Ciel-2 satellite in late 2008.

Ciel 2 is a Ku-band Spacebus 4000 C4 model satellite, the largest Spacebus class satellite built by Alcatel Alenia, with a mass of 5,575 kg. From its assigned orbital position of 129 degrees West longitude, it will deliver a variety of communications services throughout Canada and the larger North American market.