Space Systems/Loral-Built Satellite for Intelsat Successfully Performs Post-Launch Maneuvers

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), the leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that a communications satellite that it designed and built for Intelsat, the world’s largest satellite operator, is performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays Friday afternoon, following its successful launch aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Since then, it has also fired its main thruster twice to begin maneuvering into geosynchronous orbit.

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