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2009-04-03 22:45:00

Eutelsat set to triple resources at key 10 degrees East neighbourhood Europe's first S-band payload for Mobile Satellite Services goes into space. PARIS, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The W2A satellite of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) was successfully lofted into orbit today by a Proton Breeze M rocket supplied by ILS. Lift-off of the 5.9 tonne satellite took place on Friday 3 April at 16.24 GMT (18.24 CET). After a 9-hour 10-minute flight, the launcher released W2A into...

2009-03-31 04:29:00

PARIS, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) confirms that its W2A satellite has begun final preparations for its upcoming launch by an ILS Proton Breeze M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Lift-off is scheduled for Friday 3 April in a launch window opening at 22.24 local time in Baikonur (16.24 GMT, 18.24 CET). In addition to delivering significant new Ku-band and C-band resources for Eutelsat, the W2A satellite will take...

2008-11-14 03:00:19

SES ASTRA, an SES company (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), today announced that em24, a digital business- and lifestyle channel, will start broadcasting on the ASTRA satellite system. As of today, the new channel will broadcast its German language programme free-to-air from ASTRA's 19.2 degrees East orbital position. em24 is operated by Luxembourg-based EuproMedia. The programme, a mix of information, educational programmes and entertainment, will also be made available via live streaming on...

2008-11-06 06:00:15

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6bb60b/satellite_broadban) has announced the addition of the "Satellite Broadband - Outlook for the Residential Market in Europe and North Africa" report to their offering. This market report provides a complete overview of two-way satellite broadband access in Europe and North Africa. After examining why this application is back in the news, the report provides an analysis of competition with existing and future...

2008-11-06 03:00:17

A Proton Breeze M launch vehicle successfully lifted the ASTRA 1M satellite into orbit today, marking the fifth mission of the year for International Launch Services (ILS). The Proton vehicle lifted off from Pad 39 at the cosmodrome at 2:44 a.m. today local time (3:44 p.m. EST Wednesday, 20:44 GMT Wednesday). After a 9-hour-12-minute mission, the launcher released the satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit. The satellite will eventually go into operation at 19.2 degrees East...

2008-11-06 03:00:17

SES ASTRA, an SES company (Paris:SESG)(LuxX:SESG), is pleased to announce that its new ASTRA 1M satellite has been successfully launched into orbit. ASTRA 1M roared into space onboard a Proton Breeze M launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, yesterday evening at 21.44 (02.44 am local time today). The satellite will be brought into its final orbital position within the next weeks and will be made commercially available in January after extensive in-orbit testing. ASTRA...

2008-11-04 09:00:19

SES AMERICOM, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), today announced that, within the first month of AMC-21 becoming commercially available, a total of 16 transponders are under contract and utilizing the new Ku-band capacity at 125 degrees West Longitude. AMC-21's high powered 50-U.S. state, Mexico, Southern Canada and Caribbean coverage is proving to be in great demand across multiple segments: media, enterprise and government. It is currently providing...

2008-11-04 06:00:24

PARIS, November 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Sustained Revenue Growth of 7%(1) Year on Year - Continued Strong Performance of Video Applications, up by 5.4% - 16.4% Increase of TV Channels Broadcast by Eutelsat's Video Neighbourhoods - Eutelsat Reconfirmed as the Leading Satellite Operator for HDTV With 63 Channels Broadcasting in the EMEA Region(2) - Sharp Increase in Data and Value Added Services, up 10.3% - Data Services up by 7.8% - Robust Progress of...

2008-11-03 03:00:11

SES NEW SKIES, an SES company (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announces that Microspace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Capitol Broadcasting Company and a leader in satellite services for business communications, digital cinema and digital signage, has contracted an additional 5.5 Mbps of capacity on the NSS-7 satellite at the orbital location of 338 degrees East. Microspace signed a five year agreement to provide uplink and bandwidth on NSS-7 from the Washington Mediaport to Europe for "Next...

2008-10-30 06:00:36

SES ASTRA, an SES company (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), today announced that its new ASTRA 1M satellite has been fully integrated into the fairing of the launch vehicle, a Proton Breeze M rocket, and is ready for launch on 6 November (local time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The satellite built by EADS ASTRIUM on an Eurostar E3000 platform will be launched by International Launch Services (ILS) into SES ASTRA's prime orbital position 19.2 degrees East. The launch of ASTRA 1M...


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