Sunday, March 15, 2009

TerreStar Sets Launch Date of May 28

TerreStar has completed the final pre-launch performance testing of its upcoming 2 GHz mobile services satellite, TerreStar- 1. The satellite has now entered into the final phase of integration and testing at Space Systems/Loral.

"Both the satellite and reflector are substantially ready. Our launch provider, Arianespace, has accepted our requested launch date of May 28th. We are now focused on final integration and preparations for ship and launch" commented Dennis Matheson, TerreStar Chief Technology Officer.

Arianespace has reported that the launch vehicle, an Ariane 5 ECA, has arrived at the launch site in French Guiana and is in final preparation for satellite integration.

TerreStar also has secured launch and in-orbit insurance coverage for TerreStar-1.

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