Sirius 4 Satellite Set For Launch
November 15, 2007 at 11:23 AM (PT)
SES SIRIUS, an SES ASTRA company, announced today that its new satellite SIRIUS 4 is ready for launch on NOVEMBER 18th at the BAIKONUR COSMODROME in KAZAKHSTAN. The satellite, an A2100 AX type built by LOCKHEED MARTIN COMMERCIAL SPACE SYSTEMS, is being launched by INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH SERVICES (ILS) into SIRIUS orbital position 5 degrees East..
"The launch of SIRIUS 4 will benefit all our customers across EUROPE"” said SES SIRIUS Managing Dir. HAKAN SJODIN. "It will have an extended coverage over EASTERN EUROPE where we see our market expansion and, with its 52 Ku-band transponders, will also offer large bandwidth capacity to meet the growing demand for HDTV services."