Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Space Systems/Loral Awarded Build Satellite for SES New Skies

Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) has been awarded a contract to manufacture a new spacecraft for SES NEW SKIES. NSS-12, which will be the first satellite contract that SES NEW SKIES has awarded to SS/L, will be a state-of-the-art, hybrid C- and Ku-band satellite that will be located at 57┬║ East Longitude over the Indian Ocean.

It will be based on SS/L's 1300 spacecraft and will be equipped with 40 C-band and 48 Ku-band active high-power transponders (36 MHz equivalents). Completion date is planned for 2009.

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