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Orbital Receives Contract For MEASAT-1R Commercial Communications Satellite

Published by spacecowboy on Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:52 pm
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First Order from Malaysian Operator is Company’s Fourth Geostationary Satellite Order in 2005

(Dulles, VA 14 November 2005) – Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that MEASAT Satellite Systems (MSE: MEASAT) of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has signed a contract to purchase one geosynchronous (GEO) communications satellite from the company. The satellite, which will be based on Orbital’s industry-leading STARTM satellite platform, will be called MEASAT-1R and will be launched into a Malaysian orbital slot at 91.5 degrees East Longitude over Southeast Asia. The launch of the new spacecraft is scheduled for September 2007.

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