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2013-07-31 04:20:47

PARIS, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - Satmex provides a quality platform for growth in Latin America - Complemented by recently ordered EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite - Consistent with Eutelsat's focus on fast-growing satellite markets Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announces it has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of Satelites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. ("Satmex") for an enterprise value of US$1,142 million. This...

2013-03-27 12:21:07

PALO ALTO, CA, March 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the Satmex 8 satellite, designed and built for Satélites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. (Satmex), was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard a Proton Breeze M launch vehicle provided by International Launch Services (ILS)...

2012-12-13 12:29:29

MEXICO CITY, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Satmex is pleased to announce that an extensive three month testing and analysis conducted by COMSAT Technical Services ("CTS") regarding the remaining lifetime of Satmex 5 has just been completed. Satmex contracted CTS to conduct a detailed Propellant Gauging System ("PGS") study of Satmex 5 in September 2012. CTS's PGS methodology is deemed to yield the most accurate results in determining the remaining lifetime of an in-orbit satellite. On...

2012-11-15 12:30:51

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SATMEX, a leading provider of fixed satellite services ("FSS"), announced a new brand image, "SATMEX Reaching Higher". SATMEX's exciting future includes the launch of at least two new satellites, Satmex 8 and Satmex 7. This follows a successful financial and operational restructuring including Board and management changes. As part of his keynote comments at SATCON 2012, Patricio Northland, SATMEX's President and CEO stated SATMEX has undergone...

2012-11-14 08:30:19

LONDON, November 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunter Communications signs satellite agreement, Nomad expands mobile offering and Movaluate to revolutionise second-hand mobile market Hunter Communications, a telecoms provider specialising in the procurement of bandwidth for business clients, has announced the signing of a pre-sale agreement for the sale of a brand new satellite from SATMEX...

2012-11-13 16:29:34

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SATMEX and Hunter Communications announced today a multi-transponder end of life pre-sale agreement for Satmex 7. The new state-of-the-art satellite, currently under construction, is expected to be launched by the first quarter of 2015. Hunter Communications intends to use this capacity for telecommunications services in Canada and the U.S. during the 15-year lifespan of the satellite. In addition, the agreement also provides for the use of Satmex...

SpaceX Signs Launch Agreements With Asia Broadcast Satellite And Satmex
2012-03-16 02:44:46

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has signed contracts with Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) and Satélites Mexicanos (Satmex) for two launches aboard SpaceX´s Falcon 9 rocket. “This announcement marks SpaceX´s first launch contract in Mexico. It is also the second launch contract in Asia that we have signed in the last month,” said Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO and Chief Technology Officer. “We are very pleased to have SpaceX, the world´s...

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2012-03-14 09:45:36

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), a non-governmental space launching company operated by entrepreneur Elon Musk, has signed up two more customers for launches on its Falcon 9 rockets, the company announced on Tuesday. Asia Broadcast Satellite and Satélites Mexicanos, also known as Satmex, hired SpaceX for two launches to deliver a total of four telecommunications satellites into orbit before the end of 2015. “Asia and Latin America represent two of the...

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2012-03-14 09:22:59

Aerospace and defense plane builder Boeing announced Tuesday that it won a contract to manufacture four “all-electric” satellites -- a technological breakthrough that the Seattle, Washington-based company said would help cut costs in the competitive satellite industry. Boeing, investing a lot of time and money into its 702SP satellite over the past two years, said the new satellites will be a smaller version of that one. The contract will boost the company℠s commercial...

2010-12-20 12:05:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced that it has received a contract for approximately $1 billion from the government of Mexico to deliver an end-to-end satellite communications system. The system, known as MEXSAT, will consist of three satellites, two ground sites, associated network operations systems and reference user terminals. MEXSAT will provide secure communications for Mexico's national security needs, as well as enhanced coverage for...