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see Communications Satellite CorporationCommunications Satellite Corporation
(Comsat), organization incorporated (1962) by an act of Congress to establish a commercial system of international communications using artificial satellites. Although government sponsored, it was financed by a public stock issue.
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artificial satellite that functions as part of a global radio-communications network. Echo 1, the first communications satellite, launched in 1960, was an instrumented inflatable sphere that passively reflected radio signals back to earth.
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A satellite network, formerly under international control, used for global communication by more than 100 countries; the system uses geostationary satellites over the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans and highly directional antennas at earth stations. Derived from International Telecommunications Satellite.
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(company, communications)
A private satellite communications company that provides telephony, corporate network, video and Internet solutions around the globe via capacity on 25 geosynchronous satellites.
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(INTELSAT, Washington, DC, A leading supplier of commercial satellite services, including HDTV, broadband and IPTV delivery. Created in 1964, with 11 countries participating, COMSAT is the U.S. signatory of INTELSAT. In 2001, INTELSAT accomplished an historic transformation from a treaty-based organization to a privately held company. Its fleet expanded to more than 50 satellites in 2006 when INTELSAT acquired all assets of PanAmSat.
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"Intelsat has been an important partner for MSTelcom in providing communications throughoutAngola," said Oldemiro Diogo Cundo NapoleEuo, Head of Marketing for MSTelcom.
"With its reliable satellite fleet and expansive coverage, Intelsat is uniquely capable of providing the access we need to serve our channel affiliates and customers."
With the launch of Intelsat New Dawn earlier this year, Intelsat's African fleet grew to 22 satellites, representing a multi-billion dollar investment in the region.
Intelsat operates the world's first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world.
Satellite company Intelsat S.A (NYSE: I) announced on Tuesday the successful launch of Intelsat 39, which will provide video distribution and connectivity services for mobile network operators, enterprises and governmental entities, as well as aeronautical and maritime service providers operating in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
The net proceeds from the sale of the Notes are expected to be used by Intelsat Jackson for working capital and general corporate purposes, which may include, among other things, the funding of capital expenditures, future strategic transactions and repayment of our existing indebtedness.
Bill O'Hara, Intelsat's General Manager, Media, stated: "At Intelsat, our broadcasters' and programmers' needs come first.
Intelsat announced a service outage on the Intelsat 29e satellite which continues to affect maritime, aeronautical and wireless operator customers in the Latin America, Caribbean and North Atlantic regions.