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THOR 7 now targeted to launch on April 26, 2015

(April 24, 2015) Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) announces that Arianespace has now confirmed that the THOR 7 satellite is targeted to launch on April 26, 2015, between the hours of 19:37 and 21:33 UTC (21:37-23:31 CEST).

The reconfiguration work and related checkout on the Ariane 5 ECA launcher are now complete.

A live webcast will be available via a link on Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s website, www.telenorsat.com/thor7 and the video transmission of the THOR 7 launch will start about 15 minutes before lift-off.

Click here to read Arianespace’s official release.

THOR 7 is Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s first growth satellite, delivering satellite services for the future expansion requirements of all the markets in which we operate. The satellite is equipped with both a Ku-band and an HTS (High Throughput Satellite) Ka-band payload. The Ku-band payload will be used for TV services in Central and Eastern Europe and the HTS Ka-band payload, a first for TSBc, has been specifically designed for the mobility VSAT market. Additionally, TSBc has pre-sold capacity on THOR 7 to Space Norway – this is a lifetime lease and will provide Norway’s’ Troll research station in Antarctica with increased satellite capacity for the distribution of key meteorological data.

(April 24, 2015) Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) announces that the THOR 7 launch has been delayed. An official statement released by Arianespace confirmed that an anomaly occurred on conditioning equipment of the launcher.

As a result, Arianespace decided to take the launcher back to the Final Assembly Building (BAF).

The launch vehicle and its THOR 7 satellite payload have been placed in stand-by mode and maintained in safe conditions.

It is expected that the new launch date will be announced later today, for further updates visit www.arianespace.com

 

(April 16, 2015) Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) announces that Arianespace has confirmed that the THOR 7 satellite is now scheduled to launch on April 24, 2015, between the hours of 19:38 and 21:32 UTC (21:38-23:32 CEST).

THOR 7, TSBc’s first growth satellite – which will deliver satellite services throughout Europe – is now ready for its launch on board the Ariane 5 launcher, designated flight VA222, which will also carry SICRAL 2 for Telespazia, on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Defence.

A live webcast will be available via a link on Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s website, www.telenorsat.com/thor7, and the video transmission of the THOR 7 launch will start about 15 minutes before lift-off.

 

 

About THOR 7

THOR 7 is Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s first growth satellite, delivering satellite services for the future expansion requirements of all the markets in which we operate. The satellite is equipped with both a Ku-band and an HTS (High Throughput Satellite) Ka-band payload. The Ku-band payload will be used for TV services in Central and Eastern Europe and the HTS Ka-band payload, a first for TSBc, has been specifically designed for the mobility VSAT market. Additionally, TSBc has pre-sold capacity on THOR 7 to Space Norway – this is a lifetime lease and will provide Norway’s’ Troll research station in Antarctica with increased satellite capacity for the distribution of key meteorological data.

Isle of Man, 6 February 2015 – Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc), has become the latest member to join the Space Data Association (SDA). SDA is an international non-profit association of satellite operators that supports the controlled, reliable and efficient sharing of space environment and RF spectrum data. Its membership comprises many of the world’s major satellite communications companies.

“The SDA plays an important role, ensuring effective sharing of data and providing technical support to its members,” commented Peter Olsen, Director Space Division, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting. “We look forward to participating in our role in the SDA’s vital work.”

“We are pleased to welcome Telenor Satellite Broadcasting as the latest member of the SDA,” commented Mark Rawlins, Chairman, Space Data Association. “We established the SDA in 2009 as we saw a need to coordinate activity and safeguard space-based infrastructure. The more we can engage with those operating in the space environment, the more effective we can be.”

About the SDA The Space Data Association Limited (SDA) is a non-profit international association of satellite operators that supports the controlled, reliable and efficient sharing of data critical to the safety and integrity of the space environment and the RF spectrum. It maintains the Space Data Center, a database of high-accuracy orbital information, which is operated by Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) of Exton, PA. Established in the Isle of Man the SDA is open to all satellite operators and other participants. Membership information can be found at www.space-data.org.

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