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INTELSAT CHOOSES ARIANESPACE TO LAUNCH NEW INTELSAT VIII SATELLITES

Following an Intense International Competition, the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization Has Selected the European
 Launch Vehicle for the Launch of the First Two INTELSAT VIII
 Satellites
 WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Arianespace today announced the signature of the launch contract for two of the new generation INTELSAT VIII satellites. The contract was signed in Washington by Arianespace Chairman and CEO Charles Bigot and Irving Goldstein, director general and CEO of INTELSAT.
 The two satellites will be placed into geostationary orbit in 1996 using an Ariane 4 from the Kourou Space Center, French Guiana.
 INTELSAT 801 & 802 will be built by GE's Astro Space Division in Princeton, N.J. The INTELSAT VIIIs will have a liftoff mass of 3700 kg (8140 lbs) for a 16-year life service. These satellites will carry 6 Ku-band and 38 C-band transponders and are designed to serve INTELSAT users in the Pacific ocean region.
 "To support a continuing rapid growth rate of its program, INTELSAT needs reliable and trustworthy partners. Arianespace is very proud of having been chosen as the main supplier of their launch services. These two new contracts, after four others recently awarded, will require the launch of six large INTELSAT satellites within the next three years, starting October 1993. INTELSAT 801 & 802 are the 13th and 14th contracts awarded to Ariane by INTELSAT, the world's leading telecommunications operator," said Bigot.
 As of March 3, after the fourth and fifth contracts of the year, the Arianespace backlog now stands at 36 satellites, worth 16.3 billion French francs (about US$3 billion).
 Arianespace, an industrial and commercial company is a world leader in the provision of commercial space transportation services. Arianespace also markets and sells Ariane launch services and provides launch operations from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana. Arianespace Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Arianespace, is responsible for marketing launch services in the United States; a liaison office in Tokyo assures an Arianespace presence in Japan and in the Pacific region.
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 /CONTACT: Michelle Lyle of Arianespace, Inc., 202-628-3936; Claude Sanchez of Arianespace S.A., 33/1-6087-60-13/14; or Dieter Brand of Arianespace Tokyo, 813-3592-2766/


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