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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...

2008-09-16 12:00:37

Integral Systems Europe, a provider of satellite control and payload management systems, has delivered and installed an integrated carrier signal monitoring, transponder planning, and network management system for the Vinasat satellite program. The system will be part of a network operations center to be provided by SES Astra TechCom to Vietnam Telecom International in Hanoi, Vietnam. It includes products from Integral's wholly-owned subsidiaries, SAT Corporation and Newpoint Technologies,...

2008-09-15 09:00:41

TOULOUSE, France, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ISE (Integral Systems Europe), a subsidiary of Integral Systems, Inc. , today announced the delivery and installation of a fully integrated CSM (Carrier Signal Monitoring), transponder planning, and Network Management system for the Vinasat satellite. The system will be part of a Network Operations Center to be provided by SES ASTRA TechCom to VTI (Vietnam Telecom International) in Hanoi, Vietnam. It includes products from Integral's...

2008-09-15 03:00:21

SES NEW SKIES, an SES company (Paris:SESG)(LuxX:SESG) announces that it has been contracted by Mediascape, Inc. to provide transponder capacity on the NSS-11 satellite for their new direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television service targeting the Philippines. Terms of the multiple-year, multiple-transponder contract remain confidential. Mediascape's DTH service is expected to launch 24 channels in its basic tier package which includes highly desirable Filipino and English channels at...

2008-09-12 03:00:20

SES ASTRA, an SES company (Paris:SESG)(LuxX:SESG), announced today the creation of a new company bundling its successful broadband activities. The new company, ASTRA Broadband Services (ABBS), is a 100 percent owned subsidiary that will further promote and enhance SES ASTRA's portfolio of products serving the dynamic market for satellite-based broadband services. A main focus of the new company is the further development and roll-out of ASTRA2Connect, a two-way high-speed internet service...

2008-09-11 12:00:31

SES ASTRA, an SES company (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), today announced that it has signed the first capacity agreement with a customer for its African capacity ASTRA 4A at the orbital position 5 degrees East. The South African broadcaster ETV contracted one transponder on the beam targeting the sub-Saharan region. ETV uses the capacity for its 24-hours news channel broadcast which is carried by the South African bouquet Multichoice. The beam with six Ku-band transponders is on board the...

2008-09-08 03:00:19

SES NEW SKIES (Paris:SESG)(LuxX:SESG), an SES company announces that Talia Limited, one of the largest suppliers of satellite internet services for North Africa and the Middle East, has contracted multiple transponders on the NSS-12 satellite due for launch in the second half of 2009. NSS-12 will replace the existing NSS-703 satellite at the orbital position of 57 degrees East. Talia is recognised as one of the premier satellite internet providers in the Middle East, Africa and Europe,...

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...

2008-08-18 03:00:20

SES ASTRA, an SES company (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), today announced that it offers intensive High Definition (HD) broadcast of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games through 12 free- and pay TV channels covering all major European markets. With 42 HD channels concentrated on its main orbital positions, SES ASTRA represents the most important HD platform for Europe's leading broadcasters. Today more than one million households already receive HDTV via the ASTRA satellite system. The channels...

2008-08-15 03:00:25

SES S.A. (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), today announced that its AMC-21 satellite, procured by SES' leasing company, SES Satellite Leasing Limited in the Isle of Man, roared into space onboard an Arianespace Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle from the French Guiana Spaceport in Kourou August 14 at 5:44 p.m. local time (4:44 p.m. Eastern U.S.; 10:44 p.m. CET). After approximately 30 minutes, the spacecraft separated from the Ariane upper stage and was placed into geostationary transfer orbit....


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