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INTELSAT 805 Commercial Communications Satellite Built by Lockheed Martin Launched Successfully

RESTON, Va., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixth and final satellite in a series of spacecraft delivered to the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT) by Lockheed Martin Telecommunications was successfully launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida by an Atlas IIAS rocket. Designated INTELSAT VIII-A (805), the spacecraft is a Lockheed Martin Series 7000 and will be used for simultaneous connectivity for voice/data and video services to the Americas and Europe at 304.5 degrees E.

"We are proud that the Lockheed Martin built INTELSAT VIII/VIII-A series of satellites is helping INTELSAT provide voice, video, and data services around the world," said Lockheed Martin Telecommunications President Claude R. Burgio. "These spacecraft will enable INTELSAT to offer its customers the most advanced satellite telecommunications applications available in the marketplace today."

The INTELSAT VIII/VIII-A spacecraft provide improved power and coverage at C-band enhancing INTELSAT's ability to meet customer growth requirements. The INTELSAT 805 satellite offers a total of 31 transponders, 28 at C-band and three at Ku-band, for optimized coverage for landmass areas for INTELSAT's voice/data and video services. The entire INTELSAT VIII/VIII-A series of six satellites was delivered to INTELSAT within a fifteen-month time period.

INTELSAT, which has its headquarters in Washington, D.C., owns and operates a global communications satellite system. With 1997 revenues of more than US $960 million, the INTELSAT system provides voice/data and video services to over 200 countries and territories via satellite.

Lockheed Martin Telecommunications provides advanced commercial satellite- based system solutions for mobile telephony, direct broadcast/direct-to-home, broadband and fixed satellite services to global customers. From assisting in front-end business planning to providing complete space and ground systems and developing customer-tailored applications, Lockheed Martin Telecommunications offers a wide range of professional and technical services that allow customers to focus on their business goals.

SOURCE Lockheed Martin Telecommunications
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/CONTACT: Sigrid Badinelli, Manager, Communications of Lockheed Martin Telecommunications, 703-390-3071, fax, 703-390-3017, or e-mail,


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