Eutelsat W7 Launch by Proton Postponed by 24 Hours

November 23, 2009

PARIS, November 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Eutelsat Communications
(Euronext Paris: ETL) has been advised by ILS of a 24-hour postponement of
the launch of the W7 satellite by a Proton rocket. There are no technical
issues concerning either the Proton rocket or Eutelsat’s satellite, which are
both in safe configuration mode.

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Centre and International
Launch Services (ILS) are now planning to launch the W7 satellite on Tuesday
24 November at 14:19 GMT, 15:19 CET.

About Eutelsat Communications

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is
the holding company of Eutelsat S.A.. With capacity commercialised on 27
satellites that provide coverage over the entire European continent, as well
as the Middle East, Africa, India and significant parts of Asia and the
Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world’s three leading satellite operators in
terms of revenues. At 30 September 2009, Eutelsat’s satellites were
broadcasting 3,300 television channels and 1,100 radio stations. More than
1,000 channels broadcast via its HOT BIRD(TM) video neighbourhood at 13
degrees East which serves over 123 million cable and satellite homes in
Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The Group’s satellites also serve a
wide range of fixed and mobile telecommunications services, TV contribution
markets, corporate networks, and broadband markets for Internet Service
Providers and for transport, maritime and in-flight markets. Eutelsat’s
broadband subsidiary, Skylogic, markets and operates services through
teleports in France and Italy that serve enterprises, local communities,
government agencies and aid organisations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the
Americas. Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ 615
commercial, technical and operational employees from 28 countries.


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SOURCE Eutelsat Communications

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