SSL selected to provide satellite to SKY Perfect JSAT

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 /CNW/ - 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 SSL 
SSL, a subsidiary of MDA, has a long history of delivering reliable satellites 
and spacecraft systems for commercial and government customers around the 
world. As a 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. 
About MDA 
MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational 
solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. 
MDA's business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business 
potential. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced 
technology development. 
MDA's well-established global customer base is served by more than 4,500 
employees operating from 11 offices located in the United States, Canada, and 
internationally. 
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.'s (MDA) common shares trade under the 
symbol TSX:MDA. 
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. 
Related Websites: www.mdacorporation.com www.ssloral.com www.sptvjsat.com 
www.jsat.net 
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