News Briefs: WildBlue-1 Gets Ready For Liftoff
by seagreen 07:32AM Friday Nov 10 2006 Tipped by wysiwyg2
As read on www.skyreports.com
SATELLITE -- Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) has delivered WildBlue-1 to the Arianespace spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it is scheduled for launch in early December. According to the company, WB-1 is one of the first commercial all Ka-band satellites and will enable WildBlue Communications to triple its customer capacity in the U.S. In other news, the Russian-built Proton Breeze M vehicle provided by International Launch Services (ILS) successfully launched a satellite this week carrying DTH, voice and broadband services across the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Europe.