Alcatel Alenia Space to build Ciel-2 satellite

OTTAWA, 17 March 2006. Ciel Satellite has chosen Alcatel Alenia Space to construct a new spacecraft called Ciel-2. A geosynchronous satellite, Ciel-2 will be operated by Ciel Satellite from 129 degrees West and deliver services throughout North America.

Mar 17th, 2006

OTTAWA, 17 March 2006. Alcatel Alenia Space has been chosen to construct a new spacecraft called Ciel-2. A geosynchronous satellite, Ciel-2 will be operated by Ciel Satellite from 129 degrees West and deliver services throughout North America.

Alcatel will build the Spacebus 4000 C4 spacecraft based on technology utilized in four deployed satellites. The C4 will be the largest Spacebus-class satellite ever built.

The all Ku-band satellite will feature regional and spot beams and is scheduled to launch in late 2008 and to operate for a minimum of 16 years. Ciel Satellite was awarded the license for 129 degrees West from Industry Canada in October 2004.

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