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Orbital to construct Amazonas 4A and 4B
News - Satellites
Saturday, 30 June 2012 18:58


Madrid, June 25, 2012


HISPASAT and Orbital Sciences Corporation signed a contract for the construction of two new satellites, Amazonas 4A and Amazonas 4B that will be located at orbital position 61 West longitude.




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IAI to build Amos 6
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Wednesday, 27 June 2012 11:31


Jun 24, 2012


Spacecom Satellite Communications' board of director has authorized management to sign a $200 million contract with Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) to build the Amos 6 communications satellite. The satellite is planned for launch in 2015.



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Amos 6 technical details


ILS proton to launch Asiasat satellite
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Monday, 25 June 2012 11:06


Reston, Va. / Hong Kong, 22 June 2012


Reston, Va. / Hong Kong, 22 June 2012 – International Launch Services (ILS) and Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) announced a contract today for an ILS Proton launch to launch one of AsiaSat’s future satellites, AsiaSat 6, AsiaSat 8 or AsiaSat 9 to replace its AsiaSat 4 satellite. The launch contract includes an option for AsiaSat to order one additional launch service from ILS for any of its upcoming three satellites.



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Intelsat 19 - launch success
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Friday, 01 June 2012 22:49

BERN, Switzerland, June 1, 2012

Sea Launch Zenit-3SL rocket has successfully launched the Intelsat 19 satellite from the Equator on the ocean-based Launch Platform Odyssey at 22:23 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on Thursday, May 31st (05:23 UTC/GMT, Friday, June 1). Built by Space Systems/Loral and weighing 5,600 kilograms the satellite was inserted into geosynchronous transfer orbit one hour later by the Block DM-SL upper stage and operators at the Intelsat Launch Control Center acquired its first signals shortly after separation. It was the first of three Sea Launch’s planned missions in 2012.

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Intelsat 19 technical details and footprints

Nimiq 6 - launch success
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Friday, 18 May 2012 08:50

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, May 18, 2012

The International Launch Services Proton/Breeze M launched from Baikonur's Pad 24 at 1:12 a.m. today local time (19:12 GMT, 3:12 p.m. EDT, on May 17) successfully delivered the Nimiq 6 satellite for Canadian Satcom operator Telesat. Weighing approximately 4.5 metric tons, the satellite was released into the planned geostationary transfer orbit after a 9 hour 14 minute mission. It was the 5th successful proton launch in the past 93 days.

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Nimiq 6 technical details and footprints

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