SSL-built multi-mission satellite for Eutelsat and Es'hailSat begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan

SSL-built multi-mission satellite for Eutelsat and Es'hailSat begins 
post-launch maneuvers according to plan 
Following successful August 29 launch, EUTELSAT 25B/ Es'hail 1 deploys solar 
arrays and continues progress to geostationary orbit 
PALO ALTO, CA, Aug. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading 
provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the EUTELSAT 25B/ 
Es'hail 1 satellite, designed and built for Eutelsat Communications and 
Es'hailSat, was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch 
maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on 
schedule following its launch aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle provided by 
Arianespace from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The 
satellite will begin firing its apogee engine later today in order to start 
maneuvering into geosynchronous orbit. 
"It takes more than a million man hours of dedication and hard work to build a 
complex satellite such as EUTELSAT 25B/ Es'hail 1," said John Celli, President 
of SSL. "It is always inspiring to see the product of this effort launched and 
performing on orbit. I'd like to offer my congratulations to Eutelsat and 
Es'hailSat on the realization of their vision for a new satellite to serve the 
Middle East and North Africa." 
Based on the SSL 1300 platform, the satellite is designed to provide 
television broadcasting, telecommunications and government services in the 
Middle East and North Africa via a Ku-band payload. In addition, it has 
Ka-band capability to open business opportunities for both organizations. 
"We are very pleased to see EUTELSAT 25B/Es'hail 1 performing its maneuvers as 
planned," said Michel de Rosen, CEO of Eutelsat. "The satellite will help us 
meet the growing demand for capacity in regions experiencing dynamic growth of 
digital services." 
"It has been a very exciting experience to see our first satellite 
successfully launched," said Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari, CEO of Es'hailSat. "I would 
like to thank all of our colleagues who have worked together to make this 
satellite a success." 
The satellite will provide service from 25.5 degrees East longitude and is 
designed to provide service for 15 years or more. 
About Eutelsat Communications 
With capacity commercialised on 31 satellites delivering reach of Europe, 
the Middle East, Africa, Asia, significant parts of the Americas and the 
Asia-Pacific, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: 
FR0010221234) is one of the world's leading satellite operators. As of 30 June 
2013, Eutelsat's satellites were broadcasting more than 4,600 television 
channels to over 200 million cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle 
East and Africa. The Group's satellites also provide a wide range of services 
for TV contribution, corporate networks and fixed and mobile broadband 
markets. Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ over 780 
commercial, technical and operational professionals from 30 countries. For further Press information, contact Vanessa O'Connor, 
Tel: +33 1 53 98 37 91, or Frédérique Gautier, Tel: + 
33 1 53 98 37 91,, or Marie-Sophie Ecuer, Tel: + 33 1 53 
98 37 91, For information on Investors and Analysts, 
contact Leonard Wapler, Tel: +33 1 53 98 31 07/35 30, 
About Es'hailSat 
Es'hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company was established in 2010. Based in 
Doha, Qatar, the company will own and operate satellites to serve 
broadcasters, businesses and governments. Es'hail 1, which shares a 
spacecraft platform with the European satellite operator Eutelsat, was 
successfully launched on 29(th) August 2013. The satellite will provide 
television, voice, Internet, corporate and government services across the 
Middle East and North Africa region and beyond. Es'hail 2, is currently 
under development and will be located at the 26 degrees East TV broadcasting 
hotspot. For further information, contact Melanie 
Dickie, Tel: +974 66 27 23 50, 
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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potential. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced 
technology development. 
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