Eutelsat will redeem $360 million in bonds from bondholders in Eutelsat Americas.
The Satmex 8 telecommunications satellite arrived at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in preparation for launch aboard a Russian-built Proton Breeze M rocket booked through International Launch Services, the satellite’s builder, Space Systems/Loral of Palo Alto, Calif.
Satellite operator Satmex of Mexico awarded Optimal Satcom of Reston, Va., a multiyear contract for satellite capacity management software and support, Optimal Satcom announced July 11. The value of the contract was not disclosed.
PARIS — Satellite operator Satmex of Mexico says it has not yet committed to buying a second of two planned satellites as part of a broader contract involving Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) and manufacturer Boeing that was announced in March.
WASHINGTON — The decision by regional satellite operators Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) of Bermuda and Hong Kong and Satmex of Mexico to join forces to purchase four Boeing-built telecommunications satellites employing a revolutionary design is one way smaller players can realize the scale economies usually reserved for larger fleet operators, industry officials said.