Telestar 14R Arrives In Baikonur for May Launch
Commercial satellite builderof Palo Alto, Calif., said April 20 that the Telstar 14R/Estrela do Sul 2 satellite arrived that morning at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in preparation for a late May launch aboard an Proton Breeze M rocket provided by Reston, Va.-based .
“It is a great credit to the combined efforts of Space Systems/Loral and Telesat that Telstar 14R/Estrela do Sul 2 was completed in less than two year’s time,” Dan Goldberg, president and chief executive officer of Ottawa, Canada-based Telesat said in a prepared statement.
Telestar 14R/Estrela do Sul 2 is a Ku-band satellite that will deliver communications services to Brazil, the United States, the northern Atlantic Ocean region, and the Andean and southernmost region of South America, Space System/Loral said in a press release announcing early delivery of the 46-transponder satellite.
The satellite will replace Telestar 14/Estrela do Sul at the 63 degrees West orbital slot.