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INTELSAT TO PURCHASE INTELSAT VIII-SERIES SATELLITES FROM GE ASTRO SPACE

 INTELSAT TO PURCHASE INTELSAT VIII-SERIES SATELLITES
 FROM GE ASTRO SPACE
 WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The INTELSAT board of governors, holding its 94th meeting here Sept. 10-16, has authorized INTELSAT management to purchase INTELSAT VIII satellites -- the next generation of INTELSAT spacecraft -- from GE Astro Space. The number of satellites to be purchased will be decided later during this meeting.
 With headquarters in Washington, INTELSAT is the international, commercial cooperative of 124 member nations that owns and operates the global communications satellite system used worldwide by 180 member and non-member countries, territories and dependencies for their international and, in many instances, domestic communications.
 The major provider of transoceanic telephone and television services, INTELSAT also offers via its 19-satellite global system such services as international video, teleconferencing, facsimile, data and telex.
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 /CONTACT: Tony Trujillo or Michael Newsom of INTELSAT, 202-944-7500/ CO: INTELSAT; GE Astro Space ST: District of Columbia IN: TLS SU:


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