Globcos Networks Gmbh – Hot Bird™ 9 And Eutelsat W2m On Track For Launch

The HOT BIRD™ 9 and W2M satellites of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) are on track for launch on 20 December on an Ariane 5 ECA rocket from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana.
By: Bojan LAZIC
 
Dec. 23, 2008 - PRLog -- The HOT BIRD™ 9 and W2M satellites of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) are on track for launch on 20 December on an Ariane 5 ECA rocket from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana. Both satellites are ready for launch and installed under the fairing of the launcher which will take them into orbit on Saturday within a launch window opening at 21.51 GMT and closing at 22.50 GMT.

With HOT BIRD™ 9 and W2M, Eutelsat is implementing a far-reaching investment programme of seven satellites to expand, renew and secure its in-orbit resources. The launch of two satellites in 2008 will be followed by three further launches in 2009 (HOT BIRD™ 10, W2A and W7) and two in 2010 (KA-SAT, W3B), raising the Group's overall capacity from 501 to 664 operating transponders, excluding S-band and Ka-band capacity.

Built by EADS Astrium, HOT BIRD™ 9 will be located at Eutelsat's premium video neighbourhood at 13 degrees East. With almost 1,100 TV channels delivered to 120 million homes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, Eutelsat's HOT BIRD™ position constitutes a world-leading neighbourhood in terms of channels broadcast. Equipped with 64 transponders, it marks a new step in a programme of thee identical high-capacity satellites providing full redundancy for the 102 transponders operated at 13 degrees East. HOT BIRD™ 9 will join HOT BIRD™ 8 which was launched in 2006.

Built by EADS Astrium / ISRO (Indian Space Agency), W2M will be located at Eutelsat's 16 degrees East position, which with seven anchor pay-TV platforms and almost 400 digital channels is one of the fastest-growing broadcasting neighbourhoods in central Europe and Indian Ocean islands. Operating up to 30 Ku-band transponders, the new satellite will replace Eutelsat's W2 spacecraft and bring new capacity to 16 degrees East for further service expansion.
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GLOBCOS NetWorks GmbH is a service company. We want to be the one point of contact for all our clients outsourcing needs. We want to help our client to focus on their core business and leave us to deal with everything they need to succeed.We have successfully worked in the Media sector (Radio and TV) for many years, so we understand our clients and therefore we are able to give our clients professional advice.We want that our customers are always satisfied with our services and that they get the maximum for their money."It doesn't matter what kind of idea you have and how crazy it is, we will try to make it come true."
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GLOBCOS NetWorks GmbH is a service company. We want to be the one point of contact for all our clients outsourcing needs. We want to help our client to focus on their core business and leave us to deal with everything they need to succeed.We have successfully worked in the Media sector (Radio and TV) for many years, so we understand our clients and therefore we are able to give our clients professional advice.We want that our customers are always satisfied with our services and that they get the maximum for their money."It doesn't matter what kind of idea you have and how crazy it is, we will try to make it come true."
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