Two popular communications
satellite models have been delivered to long-term customers marking a
major milestone for Boeing Space and Communications (S&C), a unit of
The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA].

The satellites were JCSAT-8, a Boeing 601 satellite built for JSAT
Corporation and ASTRA 3A, a Boeing 376 satellite built for SES ASTRA
by Boeing Satellite Systems of El Segundo, Calif. Both were launched
on March 28 from the Guiana Space Center and subsequently underwent a
complex series of successful technical tests and final checkout.

"Boeing has built a total of 10 satellites for SES and seven for JSAT,
and combined, these outstanding spacecraft have provided more than 83
years of in-orbit service over a span of 22 years," said Randy
Brinkley, president of Boeing Satellite Systems, the satellite
operations arm of Boeing S&C. "These customers have repeatedly placed
their faith and trust in Boeing, and we promise to keep delivering."

SES of Luxembourg accepted the ASTRA 3A satellite on April 23. It is
the 10th satellite Boeing has built for SES and will help meet growing
demand for SES’ digital satellite services to the German-speaking
markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The first Boeing-built
satellite for SES was launched in 1993.

JSAT of Japan accepted JCSAT-8 on May 9. It is the seventh Boeing
satellite to join the JSAT fleet and will provide service to Japan,
East Asia, Oceania and Hawaii. The first Boeing-built JSAT satellite
was launched in 1989.

Boeing S&C, headquartered in Seal Beach, Calif., is the world’s
largest space and communications company. A unit of The Boeing
Company, S&C provides integrated solutions in launch services, human
space flight and exploration, missile defense, and information and
communications. It is NASA’s largest contractor; a leading provider of
space-based communications; the primary systems integrator for U.S.
missile defense; and a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance
and reconnaissance. The global enterprise has customers worldwide and
manufacturing operations throughout the United States and Australia.


Diana Ball

310-662-7473 Ann Beach (Seal Beach)