15 Oct 2006
(updated 15 Oct 2006 at 11:17 UTC) »
This launching marks the 6th consecutive perfect flight
since the resumption of the shootings of the ARIANE rocket
in heavy version : 10 tons with three satellites on board :
DirectTV 9S built by Space Systems Loral will offer to
the American a greater choice in the services of TV
diffusion and will precede the future satellites with
multiple beams for the multimedia applications.
Optus D1,2,3 T built by Orbital American Sciences
Corporation will ensure 15 years of direct
television, Internet connection, telephony and data
transmission on Australia and New Zealand.
LDREX-2 build by NEC Toshiba Space Systems is a Broad
scale Spreadable Reflector Experiment on scale 1/2
representative of the large spreadable antenna of future
technological satellite ETS-8.
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