SSL selected to provide Intelsat 36 satellite

PALO ALTO, CA, Aug. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading 
provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was selected to 
provide a communications satellite to Intelsat S.A (NYSE:  I), the world's 
leading provider of satellite services. Intelsat 36 is designed to provide 
media and content distribution services in Africa and South Asia. 
"Intelsat and SSL have a history of four decades of working together," said 
John Celli, president of SSL. "There is no better endorsement of our 
capabilities than repeat business from a long term customer. We would like to 
thank Intelsat for its ongoing trust and confidence in SSL and we look forward 
to working closely together on the Intelsat 36 program." 
The satellite will be located over the Indian Ocean to provide both Ku- and 
C-band services, with MultiChoice, Africa's leading pay TV provider, utilizing 
the Ku-band payload. The C-band payload will provide video services to other 
customers who distribute content to South Asian cable communities. 
"With one of our fastest growing DTH customers looking for additional 
satellite bandwidth to expand their subscriber services, the IS-36 satellite 
is very important to our media business in Africa," said Thierry Guillemin, 
EVP and Chief Technical Officer of Intelsat. "SSL's strong track record of 
working with Intelsat makes us confident that they will meet the exacting 
requirements necessary to help our customers further expand their business." 
The satellite design is based on the highly reliable SSL 1300 satellite 
platform that provides the flexibility for a broad range of applications and 
technology advances.  It is scheduled for launch in 2016.  With Intelsat 36, 
SSL will have a total of four Intelsat spacecraft under construction in its 
manufacturing facility. 
About Intelsat 
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) is the world's leading provider of satellite services, 
delivering high performance connectivity solutions for media, fixed and mobile 
broadband infrastructure, enterprise and government and military applications 
for 50 years. Intelsat's satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is 
unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video and 
broadband services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of 
HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and mobile broadband access, with 
Intelsat, envision your future network, connect using our leading satellite 
technology and transform your opportunities. 
Envision…Connect…Transform…with Intelsat, celebrating 50 years of space 
leadership in 2014. 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, mobile communications, and Earth observation.  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, primarily in the Communications sector and the Surveillance and 
Intelligence sector. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of 
advanced technology development. 
MDA's established global customer base is served by more than 4,800 employees 
operating from 11 locations in the United States, Canada, and internationally. 
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.'s (MDA) common shares trade on the 
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "MDA." 
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