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SSL Confirms Post-Launch Operations for BRIsat and EchoStar 18

Tuesday, June 21, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Space Systems Loral (SSL) announced two of its designed and built satellites launched Saturday aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana are performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The two satellites, BRIsat, designed and built for PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. (BRI), and EchoStar 18, designed and built for DISH Network, deployed its solar arrays on schedule and began firing its main thruster to propel the spacecraft toward its final geostationary orbit.

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