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SES-3/Kazsat-2 - launch success
News - Satellites
Saturday, 16 July 2011 17:27

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, July 16, 2011


The ILS Proton Breeze M launched from Pad 39 at the Cosmodrome at 5:16 a.m. today local time (7:16 p.m. EDT, 11:16 GMT on July 15, 1:16 a.m CET on July 16). After an 8-hour, 1-minute mission, the Breeze M successfully released the SES-3 satellite directly into geostationary transfer orbit. The KazSat-2 satellite, built by Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center (Khrunichev), was delivered directly into geosynchronous orbit after a 9-hour, 24-minute mission.

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SES 3 info and footprints

Kazsat 2 info and footprints


GSAT 12 launched successfully
News - Satellites
Saturday, 16 July 2011 09:22


July 15, 2011, Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-17 have launched GSAT-12 satellite with its eighteenth successful flight of PSLV in a row.


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GSAT 12 info and footprints


Arianespace to launch Thor 7
News - Satellites
Tuesday, 05 July 2011 21:14


Oslo, July 4, 2011

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) announced that it has signed a contract with Arianespace for launch services of Thor 7 satellite from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana in Q4, 2013 on an Ariane 5 launcher.


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Thor 7 info


Chinasat 10 - launch success
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Tuesday, 21 June 2011 07:26

XICHANG, Sichuan, June 21 (Xinhua), 2011

China successfully launched Chinasat-10 (Zhongxing-10) communication satellite from its Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest Sichuan Province on early Tuesday by a Long March-3B rocket carrier, blasted off from the center at 0:13 a.m. Chinasat-10 was designed and manufactured by the China Academy of Space Technology under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation and will provide communication, broadcasting and data transmission services for users in China and the Asia-Pacific region. It will replace Chinasat-5B satellite, which was launched in 1998.

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Chinasat 10 info

SS/L to launch Thor 7
News - Satellites
Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:52


Palo Alto, Calif. — June 20, 2011

Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) announced today that it was awarded a contract to provide a multi-mission spacecraft Thor 7 for Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc). The satellite will include Telenor’s first Ka-band payload, which will be used for maritime broadband services as well as Ku-band transponders to expand the broadcast capacity in Central and Eastern Europe.


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Thor 7 info


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