SSL names undisclosed customer

Previously announced contract award is for the multi-mission Ka-band satellite 
for Star One, providing communications in Latin America 
PALO ALTO, CA, Aug. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading 
provider of commercial satellites, today named its undisclosed customer for a 
multi-mission communications satellite announced on July 18, 2013. The 
satellite is being manufactured for Brazilian satellite operator Star One, a 
subsidiary of Embratel, a leading telecommunication company from Brazil. 
The satellite, named Star One D1, is equipped with C, Ku and Ka-band payloads 
and will be used for telecommunications, television broadcast, broadband, 
Internet access and other services such as digital inclusion in Brazil and in 
the Latin American region. Star One D1 will be the first satellite of Star 
One´s fourth generation and will support the Olympic Games in 2016 that 
will take place in Rio de Janeiro, since Embratel, in a co-participation with 
Claro, has been selected as the Official Telecommunication Sponsor for this 
worldwide event. 
"We are very pleased to have this opportunity to help Star One provide much 
needed services that will improve the human experience in Brazil and 
throughout Latin America," said John Celli, president of SSL. "This is the 
second satellite that we are building for Star One, and there is no better 
endorsement of our success than a customer returning to work with us again. 
Star One and SSL share a commitment to high quality and reliability and we 
look forward to continuing our close working relationship." 
Star One D1 is based on the highly reliable SSL 1300 satellite platform that 
provides the flexibility for a broad range of applications and technology 
advances. It will be located at 84 degrees West longitude and is scheduled 
for launch in early 2016. The satellite is designed to deliver service for 
15 years or more. 
"We are glad to announce this new satellite and to increase our presence not 
only in Brazil but in all Latin America´s region," said Gustavo Silbert, 
president of Star One. "The D1 will help transform the lives of many people 
in Latin America who currently do not have access to the high speed 
communications necessary for both economic and social well-being." 
About Star One 
Star One, a subsidiary of Embratel, is the largest satellite operator in Latin 
America. The company was founded in December 2000, and has a fleet of seven 
satellites. It operates four GEO satellites (Star One C1, C2, C3, and 
BRASILSAT B4), and two in inclined orbit (BRASILSAT B2 and B3), with a main 
ground station located in Guaratiba (Rio de Janeiro - Brazil). The Star One C3 
together with the C1, C2 and C12 are the third and newest generation of 
satellites now. The Star One D1 will be the first satellite of the fourth 
generation. The capacity of these satellites shall support a range of 
solutions to customers in the telephony, TV, pay TV, data, broadband, Internet 
and corporate networks. For more information, visit 
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 
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