Boeing To Build DTH Entertainment Satellite

[Satellite Today – 1-14-08] Boeing Co. has been awarded a contract to build a commercial direct-to-home satellite television satellite for ProtoStar Ltd., Boeing announced Jan. 14.
    The 601 HP-model spacecraft, which will also deliver broadband Internet access, will feature high-powered capacity and expand ProtoStar’s capacity throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
    "With the addition of this new Boeing 601HP commercial satellite to its fleet, ProtoStar will provide optimized direct-to-home satellite television service and broadband Internet access across the Asia-Pacific region," said Howard Chambers, vice president and general manager of Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems. "ProtoStar II will reach billions of people in India, Indonesia, Taiwan, the Philippines and Southeast Asia."
    Financial details were not disclosed.

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