Eutelsat has awarded Thales Alenia Space a contract to replace a satellite lost after launch on Oct. 28. It was the company’s fifth telecom satellite award of the year. The Franco-Italian manufacturer also has landed deals for three telecom payloads, four remote-sensing payloads and three remote-sensing satellites, in addition to the Iridium Next constellation. To be placed into service in early 2013, the new spacecraft, W3D, will be co-positioned at 7 deg. E. Long. alongside ...


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