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Telstar 18 Enters Commercial Service

By | August 24, 2004

      Loral Space & Communications [LRLSQ]reports the Telstar 18 satellite completed its in-orbit testing and is now fully operational. The satellite had some initial troubles after being dropped into a lower-than-expected orbit after its June 28 launch. The satellite is operated by Loral Skynet, and it will provide communications services across Asia. It carries 54 active transponders – 16 for the Ku-band and 38 for the C-band.

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