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Arianespace Announces New Launch Contracts

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    Arianespace Announces New Launch Contracts

    Arianespace announces a launch contract for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation

    Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation has chosen Arianespace to launch a new satellite

    Stéphane Israël, Chairman and CEO of Arianespace announced today in Paris the signature of the launch contract with SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation.

    Weighing more than 5 tons at launch, this satellite will be launched by an Ariane 5 into a geostationary transfer orbit in late 2015 from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana (South America).

    Almost a quarter century since the launch of JCSAT-1 in 1989, SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and Arianespace have developed a strong relationship of mutual trust. This new satellite will be the 28th Japanese satellite launched by Arianespace.

    Arianespace Chairman and CEO Stéphane Israël said: “We are very proud and very honored to once again be chosen by loyal and prestigious customer SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, the largest operator in the Asia-Pacific region. This is the ultimate mark of confidence, and clear recognition of the quality and excellence of Arianespace’s launch Service & Solutions.â€

    Arianespace selected to launch first Brazilian government satellite, SGDC

    Brazilian company Visiona Tecnologia Espacial S.A., a joint venture between Telebras Telecomunicações Brasileiras S.A. and Embraer Defense & Security, has selected Arianespace to launch the Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite (SGDC), the country's first satellite dedicated to strategic communications for the Ministry of Defense, and the deployment of broadband services for the Ministry of Telecommunications.

    Brazil's Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite (SGDC) will be launched by an Ariane 5 in 2016 from the Guiana Space Center, Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. This choice once again proves that Arianespace's launch services are the best solution for all satellite operators.

    SGDC will be the 12th satellite orbited by Arianespace for Brazilian operators.

    Arianespace selected to launch Intelsat 34 satellite

    This is the fourth Intelsat satellite launch contract that Arianespace has signed in 2013.

    Weighing over 3,000 kg at launch, Intelsat 34 will be injected into geostationary transfer orbit by an Ariane 5 ECA during the second quarter of 2015. The launch will take place at the Guiana Space Center, Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

    Intelsat 34 will be built by Space Systems/Loral of Palo Alto, Calif.

    Stéphane Israël, chairman and CEO, Arianespace, said: "Arianespace is especially proud of once again being chosen by the world's leading provider of satellite services, and I would like to thank Intelsat for its loyalty. This is also the fourth contract we have signed with Intelsat in 2013, clearly demonstrating the quality and competitiveness of our launch services. Furthermore, Intelsat’s selection reflects the adaptability of our services, which allows us to offer them launches for both three-ton and six-ton satellites."

    Arianespace to launch Embratel-Star One D1

    Brazilian operator Embratel-Star One and U.S. satellite manufacturer Space Systems/Loral have chosen Arianespace to launch the Embratel-Star One D1 satellite.

    Arianespace announced today the signature of a launch contract for the Embratel-Star One D1 satellite for Brazilian operator Star One, a subsidiary of Embratel. Star One D1 will be launched by an Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, in 2016.

    This latest contract confirms Arianespace's leadership in the Brazilian market and its position as the global benchmark in launch services. Nine satellites have already been successfully launched for Embratel/Star One and a tenth one is in our backlog. Embratel-Star One D1, the 11th contract, confirms the excellent relationship between Arianespace and Brazil.
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