The NSS-7
telecommunications satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin
Commercial Space Systems (LMCSS) for New Skies Satellites N.V. was
shipped recently from the production facilities in Sunnyvale, Calif.,
to Kourou, French Guiana, where it will be readied for a mid-April

NSS-7 is a hybrid Ku- and C-band telecommunications satellite
providing fixed satellite services, including video distribution and
contribution, Internet access, corporate business networking and fixed
services such as telephony and data. Based on an enhanced version of
Lockheed Martin’s A2100AX satellite bus, this 72 transponder satellite
will operate at 338.5(Degree) East longitude over the Atlantic Ocean,
providing coverage to Europe, Africa and the Americas where it will
replace the NSS-K and NSS-803 satellites.

NSS-7’s expansive coverage is achieved through 11 high-powered
beams, which are focused on key developed and emerging markets. The
extensive switching capability between beams and between frequency
bands offers enhanced connectivity between regions and makes it
possible to tailor capacity to match current Internet and video
traffic patterns in the Atlantic Ocean Region. NSS-7’s high downlink
power levels also will enable the use of smaller, more efficient
receive systems for the delivery of Internet and data services.
Following delivery in-orbit, the satellite will be operated from New
Skies Satellite’s new operations center located in The Hague, The

New Skies Satellites (AEX, NYSE: NSK) is one of only four fixed
satellite communications companies with truly global satellite
coverage, offering video, voice, data and Internet communications
services to a range of telecommunications carriers, broadcasters,
large corporations and Internet service providers around the world.
New Skies has five satellites in geosynchronous orbit and ground
facilities around the world. The company also has three new spacecraft
under construction, which are planned to serve the Atlantic Ocean
Region, Asia and the Americas. In line with its growth strategy, the
company has secured certain rights to make use of four additional
orbital positions. New Skies is headquartered in The Hague, The
Netherlands, and has offices in London, Johannesburg, New Delhi, Sao
Paulo, Singapore, Sydney and Washington, D.C. Additional information
is available at

Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems markets, designs and
builds geostationary and non-geostationary telecommunications and
remote sensing satellites for customers worldwide. LMCSS is an
operating unit of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, one of the
core business areas of the Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Lockheed Martin has a 41-year heritage of building reliable spacecraft
for commercial and military customers, having launched more than 875
spacecraft and clocking nearly 1,500 years of on-orbit performance

For images of the NSS-7 satellite, please visit: and click on
New Skies.