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Alcatel wins contract for Turkish satellite
Posted: Fri, Feb 24, 2006, 8:22 AM ET (1322 GMT)
Alcatel Alenia Space has signed a deal to build a communications satellite for a Turkish company, the satellite manufacturer announced Thursday. Alcatel will build the Turksat 3A satellite for Turksat AS under a delivery-in-orbit contract, terms of which were not disclosed. The spacecraft will be a Spacebus 4000B2 model with 24 Ku-band transponders. The spacecraft will be located at 24 degrees east, replacing Turksat 1C, by early 2008.
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