Arianespace has successfully lofted a PanAmSat communications spacecraft into a geostationary transfer orbit following liftoff here of an Ariane 44LP at 3:31 a.m. local time on Sept. 16. The 3,838-kg. (8,444-lb.) PAS 7 satellite, built by Space Systems/Loral, will be located over the Indian Ocean at 68.5 deg. E. Long. Once it becomes operational in about six weeks, it will be capable of providing communications services to Africa, the Middle East, Asia and eastern Europe. The ...


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