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Satellite Managed by Eutelsat and Facebook Lost in Launch Pad Explosion

Tuesday, September 6, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Satellite Pro Middle East
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Eutelsat Communications has issued a statement regarding the loss a satellite that was to be managed by Eutelsat and Facebook to cover Sub-Saharan Africa. The satellite exploded on the launch pad of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in Cape Canaveral on September 1.

In collaboration with Facebook, Eutelsat had contracted a multi-year agreement to lease the satellite’s Ka-band payload covering Sub-Saharan Africa, with a view to launching broadband services from early 2017.

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