TS News - Intelsat Approves K-TV Purchase
From: Martyn Williams <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 1996 22:29:06 +0900
From firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Dec 13 09: 03:15 1996
TELE-satellit News, 13 December 1996
Intelsat Approves K-TV Purchase
WASHINGTON, DC, USA, 96/12/13 (TS) -- The board of governors of Intelsat
has approved the purchase of a ku-band spacecraft for the Asia Pacific
region. The Intelsat K-TV satellite, which will be located at 95 degrees
East, will be built by Matra Marconi Space. Its mission is similar to the
Intelsat-K spacecraft, the organization's first ku-band only craft, that
has been in orbit above Europe for some years.
"This spacecraft will have 30 Ku-band transponders and will be delivered
by year-end 1998," said Irving Goldstein, Intelsat Director General and
Chief Executive Officer in a company statement. "Indeed, this satellite is
a powerful addition to our global fleet," he continued, "allowing Intelsat
to enhance its provision of the newest video services, such as
Direct-to-Home and VSAT video services, to expanded areas including China,
India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and throughout the Asia-Pacific."
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