Boeing officials
announced that PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) has come to a principal
agreement with Boeing to launch PSN’s M2A satellite aboard a Delta IV
expendable launch vehicle in mid-2003. The announcement was made today at
the Satellite 2001 Conference being held this week in Washington, D.C. Both
parties are in discussion on the terms and conditions, which are expected to
conclude by midyear.

The PSN M2A – a Loral-built FS1300 communications satellite – will be placed
into a geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO) by a Delta IV Medium+ 5,4 variant
rocket to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The
satellite will provide a wide variety of telecommunication services
throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

NOAA-N will take images and measurements of the Earth’s atmosphere, cloud
cover, and surface. It will also monitor proton and electron fluxes near the
Earth’s atmosphere to assess the effects of solar radiation levels on Earth
as well as on astronauts in orbit.

“We are pleased that PSN has selected Delta IV to deploy the M2A, which will
provide broadband telecommunications services to Asia,” said David
Schweikle, vice president of Boeing Delta Launch Services Inc. “We have a
successful history in launching satellites for Indonesia, and this launch
will extend our relationship to the Delta IV family of launch vehicles.”

“Providing increasingly complex telecommunications services to our customers
requires us to maintain a satellite system capable of handling such diverse
broadband requirements,” said Adi R. Adiwoso, chief executive officer and
president director of PSN. “Boeing provided us with the right solution to
our proposal. The Delta IV assures us access to space, enabling us to
deliver this service and maintain our presence as Indonesia’s leading
satellite telecommunications company.”

The Delta IV Medium+ 5,4 is a commercial variant of the Delta IV family of
launch vehicles that are capable of lifting 4,000 kg to 13,000 kg payloads
to GTO, and are designed to meet the needs of the commercial market and the
U.S. government.


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