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2008-11-10 18:00:17

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Loral Space & Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:LORL) today announced its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008. Combined revenues and Adjusted EBITDA, including both the satellite manufacturing and the satellite services segments for the quarter, were $386 million and $114.4 million, respectively. Combined segment revenues and Adjusted EBITDA for the first nine months of the year were $1,154.9 million and $334.2...

2008-10-31 18:00:10

Russian space technicians are preparing to launch a Ukrainian-built rocket containing a U.S. Telstar telecom satellite, Russia's space agency said Friday. The Zenit-3SLB carrier rocket is scheduled to lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome space center in the desert steppes of Kazakhstan, about 125 miles east of the Aral Sea, at the end of December, space officials said. "A preliminary assessment of the launch facilities at Baikonur was carried out this week in preparation for the launch of...

2008-09-22 09:30:00

Russian rocket sends Canadian satellite into space MOSCOW, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Russia launched a Proton-M space vehicle early Saturday to send a Canadian communication satellite into orbit, the Itar-Tass news agency reported. The carrier was launched at 01:48 Moscow time (2148 GMT) from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, said Alexander Bobrenev, Press Secretary of the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center. The rocket was scheduled to orbit the Canadian satellite on...

2008-09-20 09:00:11

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Loral Space & Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:LORL) today announced that Telesat, which is 64 percent owned by Loral and the world's fourth largest fixed satellite services operator, has successfully launched its state-of-the-art Nimiq 4 satellite. Nimiq 4 is fully leased to Bell TV, and will enable Bell TV to expand its advanced digital satellite television services over Canada by offering more HDTV, specialty channels and foreign-language...

2008-09-20 03:00:09

An International Launch Services (ILS) Proton Breeze M launch vehicle successfully carried the Nimiq 4 satellite into space for Telesat today. This was the fourth launch of the year, and 47th overall, for ILS. The satellite, built by EADS Astrium, was the second Eurostar 3000 bus launched by ILS in a little over a month. Proton builder Khrunichev Space Center of Moscow is the majority owner of ILS, which is based in Reston, Va. The Proton vehicle lifted off from the Baikonur...

2008-09-17 12:00:26

Text of report in English by corporate-owned Russian military news agency Interfax-AVN website Baikonur, 17 September: Luxembourg telecommunications satellite Astra 1M is due to be launched from Baikonur in late October - early November, the Baikonur federal space centre told Interfax. "The launch will be carried out by the Proton M carrier rocket and the Breeze M upper stage rocket," a source said. A rolling stock carrying the Proton M rocket was sent to Baikonur from the Moscow...

2008-08-30 09:00:50

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian military news agency Interfax-AVN website Baykonur [Kazakhstan], 28 August: It is planned to launch six Proton booster rockets from the Baykonur space centre before the end of 2008, Interfax was informed by a source at the centre on Thursday [28 August]. According to the agency's informant, three of the forthcoming Proton launches would carry Russian payloads, and three would carry commercial telecommunications satellites. In September, it is...

2008-08-28 21:00:10

BAIKONUR. Aug 28 (Interfax-AVN) - Six launches of Proton space rockets are planned from Kazakhstan's Baikonur space centre by the end of this year, a space centre source told Interfax on Thursday. Three rockets would carry Russian payloads, and the other three would deliver telecom satellites to orbit for payments, he said. A Proton will launch Canada's Nimiq 4 satellite and another Proton will launch a cluster of Russian Glonass-M satellites in September, the source said. A Proton will...

2008-08-27 21:00:32

BAIKONUR. Aug 27 (Interfax-AVN) - The Canadian Nimiq 4 satellite is due to be launched with a Proton Breeze M rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome on September 19, a source at the center told Interfax on Wednesday. Specialists at the cleaning area of the 92A-50 integration and testing facility are currently carrying out autonomous checks of the telecommunications satellite. Moreover, calculation experts from Russian space companies are at site N200 for pre-launch preparations of the Proton...


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