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[August 11, 2014]

Space Systems/Loral Updates on AsiaSat 8 [Travel & Leisure Close - Up]

(Travel & Leisure Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Space Systems/Loral reported that the AsiaSat 8 satellite, designed and built for Asia Satellite Telecommunications is performing post-launch maneuvers.

"I would like to thank and congratulate everyone at AsiaSat, SpaceX and SSL who contributed to the successful launch of AsiaSat 8," said John Celli, President of SSL, in a release. "This is the third SSL-built satellite to join the AsiaSat fleet. We are very pleased to support AsiaSat in its fleet expansion, and believe that our ongoing relationship reflects a shared focus on quality, reliability and value." AsiaSat 8 is designed to provide direct-to-home television service, data broadcasting, and telecommunications services in Asia and the Middle East.


The satellite will be co-located with SSL-built AsiaSat 7, and will have four Ku-band beams serving China, India, the Middle East and South East Asia and a Ka-band payload.

"We have had a close working relationship with SSL for many years," said William Wade, President and Chief Executive Officer of AsiaSat. "We are very satisfied with the technology and value that SSL has provided to us. We look forward to bringing to our customers AsiaSat 8's enhanced power and coverage in the region." ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com)) (c) 2014 ProQuest Information and Learning Company; All Rights Reserved.

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