New Skies Satellites N.V. (AEX,
NYSE: NSK), the global satellite communications company, has been authorized
to deliver satellite communications services throughout Brazil over the new
NSS-7 Atlantic Ocean region satellite. The authorization was provided by
ANATEL, the government agency that regulates all telecommunications services
in Brazil.

NSS-7, which was launched from French Guiana on April 16, 2002, successfully
completed in-orbit testing and entered commercial service on May 30.

"We are extremely pleased that ANATEL has expressed its confidence in New
Skies by granting this important authorization," said Andrew D’Uva, New
Skies’ vice president of government and regulatory affairs. "We believe that
NSS-7 will play an important role in Brazil’s growing telecommunications
sector by offering Brazilian businesses some of the best connectivity
options on the market, as well as high-powered Ku-band coverage for
broadcasters, ISPs and corporate enterprises."

"NSS-7 is the first satellite that features an ultra-high power Ku-band beam
specifically designed to provide full coverage of Brazil as well as the
entire Mercosur region, including associated member countries such as Chile
and Bolivia," said Dolores Martos, New Skies’ vice president of sales for
Latin America. "This hybrid satellite will enable the establishment of new
multimedia broadband networks for corporations and consumers, utilizing very
small antennas throughout the whole coverage area."

The NSS-7 authorization enables New Skies to complement its existing
Atlantic Ocean region satellites with another high-power spacecraft,
providing additional service options and flexibility throughout Brazil,
Mercosur and the Americas. NSS-7 will offer Brazilian customers a full range
of services in both C- and Ku-band, facilitating full- and part-time video
distribution and contribution transmissions, Internet backbone connectivity,
business communications as well as data and telephony services. The
satellite will also play a key role in rural telecommunications services
throughout Latin America.

New Skies serves Brazil through its regional office in S„o Paulo and the
company’s Latin American sales office in Washington, D.C. The company and
its subsidiaries currently hold licenses from ANATEL to provide satellite
capacity and communications services throughout Brazil over the NSS-806 and
NSS-803 satellites.

NSS-7 was designed to replace NSS-803 as well as NSS-K at 338.5 degrees
east, combining the extensive television traffic and Internet content from
the two satellites to debut as a premier video and IP neighborhood in the
Atlantic Ocean region. With NSS-7 now operational, New Skies is currently
transitioning customers from NSS-K and NSS-803. The company expects to
complete the process by late August.

NSS-7, a Lockheed Martin A2100AX model spacecraft, boasts 36 C-band and 36
Ku-band transponders. Eleven high-powered coverage beams are capable of
broadcasting video, Internet and data traffic throughout the Americas,
Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

About New Skies Satellites

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 six satellites in
geosynchronous orbit and ground facilities around the world. The company
also has two spacecraft under construction, which are planned to serve the
Americas and Asia from two new orbital locations. In line with its growth
strategy, the company has secured certain rights to make use of additional
orbital positions, including four serving the Americas. New Skies is
headquartered in The Hague, The Netherlands, and has offices in London,
Johannesburg, New Delhi, S„o Paulo, Singapore, Sydney and Washington, D.C.