Space Systems/Loral To Build New Sirius Satellite
August 3, 2007 at 5:44 AM (PT)
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO has inked a deal with SPACE SYSTEMS/LORAL to build its next satellite, the companies disclosed THURSDAY. The SIRIUS FM-6 will offer almost double the power of SIRIUS' existing satellites. The price of the deal was not disclosed. SPACE SYSTEMS/LORAL built SIRIUS' existing satellites, including the three in orbit, one spare, and one in the process of being built.
"We look forward to continuing our long relationship with SIRIUS on this new project," said SPACE SYSTEMS/LORAL Pres./CEO JOHN CELLI. "SIRIUS provides compelling and entertaining radio programming that spans music, talk, sports, news and information. We believe that it is a tribute to our technology and customer-oriented service that this company continues to select SS/L for its next generation satellites."