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Space Systems/Loral selected to build Panamsat’s Galaxy 18 satellite

Space Systems/Loral has announced that it has been selected by PanAmSat Corporation, Wilton, Conn., to build Galaxy 18, a new Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) satellite that will deliver 10 kilowatts of power over a 15-year lifetime.

The satellite is based on SS/L’s flight-proven, 1300, geostationary satellite platform, which has a long and proven record of reliable operation. Currently, there are 48 SS/L 1300 satellites on orbit, performing a variety of critical communications functions.