SSL selected to provide satellite to Intelsat

Intelsat 34 marks the 50(th) SSL-built satellite for Intelsat 
PALO ALTO, CA, July 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading 
provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it has been selected 
to provide a communications satellite to Intelsat S.A., the world's leading 
provider of satellite services. With expansive coverage of the Western 
hemisphere Intelsat 34 is the 50(th) satellite SSL will provide to Intelsat. 
"Our four decade history with Intelsat goes back to some of the earliest 
commercial satellites ever built," said John Celli, president of SSL. "Over 
the years we have developed a highly effective process of working together and 
an excellent spirit of collaboration. I would like to thank Intelsat for its 
continued confidence in SSL as a responsive supplier that makes a commitment 
with every contract to provide the best possible quality and value." 
Intelsat 34 will serve the role originally intended for Intelsat 27. This 
includes providing capacity to meet the growing needs of Latin American media 
customers, as well as broadband for aeronautical companies serving the busy 
North Atlantic routes. 
Scheduled for launch in 2015, Intelsat 34 will replace Intelsat 805 and Galaxy 
11 at 304.5 degrees East longitude. Intelsat 34 is designed to deliver 
service for 15 years or longer. 
"SSL has delivered to Intelsat some of the world's most reliable and advanced 
satellites, enabling our customers to expand their businesses and reach new 
frontiers," said Thierry Guillemin, EVP and CTO of Intelsat. "This 50(th) 
spacecraft is an important milestone for Intelsat and SSL, and we look forward 
to another successful program." 
Intelsat 34 is based on the SSL 1300 space-proven platform, which has the 
flexibility to support a broad range of applications and technology advances, 
including electric propulsion. SSL's heritage electric propulsion system, 
the SPT-100, significantly reduces the propellant mass needed to operate a 
satellite. This enables more payload mass to be launched on the same size 
launch vehicle or reduced launch mass, which allows for lower price launch 
SSL first used electric propulsion on a geostationary communications satellite 
in 2004. Intelsat 34 will be the 24(th) satellite constructed by SSL that 
includes electric propulsion. With more than 25,000 hours of on orbit 
operation, all SPT-100 subsystems launched are operating nominally. 
About Intelsat 
Intelsat (NYSE: I) is the leading provider of satellite services worldwide. 
For almost 50 years, Intelsat has been delivering information and 
entertainment for many of the world's leading media and network companies, 
multinational corporations, Internet Service Providers and governmental 
agencies. Intelsat's satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched 
in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video, data and 
voice services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, 
to the expansion of cellular networks and broadband access, with Intelsat, 
advanced communications anywhere in the world are closer, by far. 
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 
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 
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