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Arianespace Looks For Asian Boost

By | July 2, 2003

      Arianespace, the France-based launch service provider, hopes to secure additional contracts outside its core markets of Europe, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. In April this year, Arianespace inked a deal with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to launch its INSAT 4A and INSAT 4B communications satellites. The company would like to see more of those kinds of deals.

      Jean-Yves Le Gall, CEO of Arianespace, told SATELLITE TODAY: “The Asia market is quite important for us. As you know, on our last flight we launched two spacecraft for the Asia market. They were Optus C1 for Australia and B-SAT 2c for Japan. The next flight will be an Indian spacecraft. We want to continue to be present in this market.”

      An exclusive interview with Jean-Yves Le Gall can be found in the July 2 issue of Interspace. For more information about subscribing to PBI Media’s satellite newsletters, check out our Web site at

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