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SES orders pair of Ku-band satellites for key European services

SES has ordered two geostationary (GEO) Ku-band satellites for its prime orbital slot at 19.2 degrees East. The new satellites will maintain the services the company provides to the European video market and “capture new opportunities in the region,” SES said.  The satellites – ASTRA 1P and ASTRA 1Q – will be built by Thales […]

Arabsat signs Badr-7 contracts

Satellite broadcaster Arabsat has signed contracts with Astrium, Thales Alenia Space and Arianespace for the manufacture and launch of Badr-7, the first of its sixth generation of spacecraft. The two contracts, together worth over US$400 million, will see the new satellite build and launched to the key Arabsat orbital slot of 26° East, delivering Ku-band […]