The U.S. Export-Import (ExIm) Bank says it has agreed to provide a $171.5-million direct loan to SES S.A. for construction of a new Mexican satellite. The spacecraft was ordered from Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) in early 2009 to serve a Mexican startup, QuetzSat, set up by SES and local partners to provide fixed satellite service capacity for the Mexican and U.S. market. QuetzSat-1 will be launched in 2011 to 77 deg. W. Long., a position granted to QuetzSat in 2005 by the Mexican ...

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