PARIS — Arianespace has been selected to launch Britain’s new Skynet 5D satellite, an Astrium-built unit set to be orbited in the first half of 2013. Together with a contract for Intelsat 17 awarded earlier this week, the Paris-based launch provider says it now has seven telecom orders so far this year, including two unannounced, and five dedicated Soyuz missions. The Intelsat 17 order was transferred from Sea Launch, which is still in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and could not meet ...
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