. Space Travel News .

Arianespace to launch THOR 7 satellite for Telenor
by Staff Writers
Kourou, French Guiana (SPX) Jul 07, 2011


Arianespace's Communications satellite operator Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) has chosen Arianespace to launch its new satellite, THOR 7.

The THOR 7 satellite will be placed into geostationary transfer orbit by an Ariane 5 launcher. The launch is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2013 from the Guiana Space Center, Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

THOR 7 will be built by U.S. firm Space Systems/LORAL based on its SS/L 1300 platform. THOR 7 will have two payloads.

Equipped with 11 Ku-band transponders, the satellite will provide broadcast services for Central and Eastern Europe.

Its Ka-band payload will provide broadband communications service for the maritime industry, as well as spot beam coverage over the North Sea, Norwegian Sea, Red Sea, Baltic Sea, the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean. THOR 7 has an expected lifetime of 15 years.

This is the second satellite launched for Telenor by Arianespace, following the launch of THOR 6 in October 2009.

Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman and CEO of Arianespace, said: "We are delighted to have been selected for the launch of this new Telenor satellite. Arianespace is especially proud to be working for a European operator, and we want to thank Telenor for their confidence. This latest contract is another sign of recognition for the quality and competiveness of our launch service and solutions."

Related Links
Launch Pad at Space-Travel.com

Get Our Free Newsletters Via Email
Buy Advertising Editorial Enquiries

. Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Arianespace Launch Postponed At Least 20 Days
Kourou, French Guiana (SPX) Jul 03, 2011
Following the anomaly detected on Friday July 1st during the launch attempt VA203, Arianespace has decided to replace the valve of the EPC (the main cryogenic stage), which did not function nominally. In order to carry out this operation, the Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle will be rolled back into the Final Assembly Building (BAF). The valve's replacement and the ensuing operations shou ... read more

Arianespace to launch THOR 7 satellite for Telenor

Final Soyuz launcher integration is underway for Arianespace Globalstar mission from Kazakhstan

Space X Dragon Spacecraft Returns To Florida

Arianespace Launch Postponed At Least 20 Days

Two Possible Sites for Next Mars Rover

Scientists uncover evidence of a wet Martian past in desert

NASA Research Offers New Prospect Of Water On Mars

New Animation Depicts Next Mars Rover in Action

Marshall Center's Bassler Leads NASA Robotic Lander Work

NASA puts space probe into lunar orbit

ARTEMIS Spacecraft Prepare for Lunar Orbit

LRO Showing Us the Moon as Never Before

Clocking The Spin of Neptune

Scientist accurately gauges Neptune's spin

Williams and MIT Astronomers Observe Pluto and its Moons

SOFIA Successfully Observes Challenging Pluto Occultation

Microlensing Finds a Rocky Planet

A golden age of exoplanet discovery

CoRoT's new detections highlight diversity of exoplanets

Rage Against the Dying of the Light

PSLV-C17 to Launch GSAT-12 on July 15, 2011

Astrium signs up for Next Gen Launcher High Thrust Engine

NASA Will Compete Space Launch System (SLS) Boosters

Europe to build space re-entry vehicle

China launches experimental satellite

China to launch an experimental satellite in coming days

China to launch new communication satellite

China's second moon orbiter Chang'e-2 goes to outer space

First-Ever View of a Sungrazer Comet In Front of the Sun

Dawn Team Members Check out Spacecraft

Does Asteroid Vesta Have a Moon

Richard Binzel on near-Earth asteroids

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily Express :: SpaceWar Express :: TerraDaily Express :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2011 - Space Media Network. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement