SSL selected to provide satellite to Sky Perfect JSAT

            SSL selected to provide satellite to Sky Perfect JSAT

PR Newswire

PALO ALTO, CA, June 11, 2013

SSL-built JCSAT-14 will replace and expand on coverage of end-of-life
satellite in Japanese operator's 16 satellite fleet

PALO ALTO, CA, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a
leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was
selected to provide a communications satellite to SKY Perfect JSAT, a leading
satellite operator based in Japan, with a fleet of 16 satellites. The
satellite, JCSAT-14, will replace JCSAT-2A at 154 degrees East longitude and
expands on its capacity to meet the growing demand for telecommunications
infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region.

"We are very honored to become a supplier for SKY Perfect JSAT and hope this
is the beginning of a long and successful relationship for both of our
companies," said John Celli, president of SSL. "Our companies share a
commitment to the highest quality and reliability and we look forward to
working together closely on the JCSAT-14 program."

The satellite, which provides approximately 10-kW of power at end of life, has
26 C-band transponders and 18-Ku-band transponders for service in Asia,
Russia, Oceania, and the Pacific Islands. The C-band coverage will be used
for both broadcast and data networks and the satellite's Ku-band regional
beams will provide high-speed connectivity for maritime, aviation and resource
exploration use.

"We are very pleased to select SSL to provide SKY Perfect JSAT with our next
satellite," said Shinji Takada, Representative Director, President & CEO of
SKY Perfect JSAT. "SSL is a world leader in satellite manufacturing and has
the ability to meet our rigorous schedule requirements for this important
satellite."

JCSAT-14 is based on the highly reliable SSL 1300 satellite platform that
provides the flexibility for a broad range of applications and technology
advances. Scheduled for launch in 2015, the satellite is designed to deliver
service for 15 years or more.

About SKY Perfect JSAT
SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation is a leader in the converging fields of
broadcasting and communications. It is Asia's largest satellite operator with
a fleet of 16 satellites, and Japan's only provider of both multi-channel pay
TV broadcasting and satellite communications services. SKY Perfect JSAT
delivers a broad range of entertainment through the SKY PerfecTV! platform,
the most extensive in Japan with a total of 3.8 million subscribers. In
addition, SKY Perfect JSAT's satellite communications services, which cover
Japan and the rest of Asia, as well as Oceania, Russia, Middle East, Hawaii
and North America, play a vital role in supporting safety, security and
convenience for society as a whole. For more information, please visit
www.sptvjsat.com and www.jsat.net.

About SSL
SSL has a long history of delivering reliable satellites and spacecraft
systems for commercial and government customers around the world. As the
world's leading provider of commercial satellites, the company works closely
with satellite operators to provide spacecraft for a broad range of services
including television and radio distribution, digital audio radio, broadband
Internet, and mobile communications. Billions of people around the world
depend on SSL satellites every day. For more information, visit
www.ssloral.com.

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risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: risks associated with
operating satellites and providing satellite services, including satellite
construction or launch delays, launch failures, in-orbit failures or impaired
satellite performance; risks associated with satellite manufacturing,
including competition, cyclicality of SSL's end-user markets, contractual
risks, creditworthiness of customers, performance of suppliers and management
of SSL's factory and personnel; risk associated with financial factors such as
volatility in exchange rates, increases in interest rates, restrictions on
access to capital, and swings in global financial markets; risks associated
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expectations as of the date of this news release. Except as required by law,
SSL disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise the
information herein.

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Space Systems/Loral
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