Two new U.S. and Canadian financing agreements underscore the growing willingness of export credit agencies to match the system of guarantees put in place by France and other satellite and launch suppliers. Late last month, U.K.-based Avanti Communications said the U.S. Export-Import Bank had helped it put together a £194-million ($310-million) debt facility earmarked for purchase of a follow-on Ka-band satellite from Orbital Sciences Corp. This will be complemented by an £86-million ...


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