October 7, 2008

ASTRA (SES-ASTRA S.A.) Exhibiting at Defendory International

ATHENS, Greece, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTRA (SES-ASTRA S.A.) is exhibiting at Defendory International 2008, Oct. 7 - 11 in Athens, Greece, at the Hellenikon Exhibition Center.

   Following is a profile of the company:   Company:  ASTRA (SES ASTRA S.A.)   Booth/Stand Number:  991-994   Web URL:  http://www.ses-astra.com/government   Media Relations Contact: Lena Johansson   Phone: +352 710 725 5000   Email: [email protected]   

Satellites can give military services superior, accurate, real-time information wherever it's required. In other disaster situations, when terrestrial networks are damaged, satellites are an essential tool for emergency services.

ASTRA brings unique expertise in satellite communications to European governments and government agencies. Your people can rely on our systems for better offensive and defensive planning. Our networks are scalable, rapidly deployable and provide immediate reach. In remote areas, proper satellite communications can literally mean the difference between life and death.

With SES NEW SKIES, NDSatcom and ASTRA TechCom Services working together in the SES group, our tightly knit network of leading regional satellite operators, service companies, space and ground assets are perfectly positioned to optimize your satellite capabilities.

Based in Luxembourg, we are a dependable and politically neutral company. As your partner, we can create reliable satellite-based systems operating across independent security, defense and civil projects.

PR Newswire is the official breaking news service for the 15th Specialized Exhibition of Conventional Systems for National Defence on Land-Sea-Air. Defendory International 2008 will be held October 7 - 11 in Athens, Greece, at the Hellenikon Exhibition Center. For more information regarding Defendory International 2008 and a listing of all exhibitors, visit http://www.defendory.gr/home.htm/.

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CONTACT: Lena Johansson of ASTRA, +352-710-725-5000,[email protected]

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