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Arianespace will send the Thaicom-5 satellite in 2006

The space partnership European Arianespace announces the company/signature of a contract with the Shin Satellite society for the launching of the Thailander satellite of Thaicom-5 telecommunications, in 2006

Thaicom-5 will thus become the fifth trusting satellite of telecommunications Thailander to Arianespace, that placed in orbit the previous ones in 1993, 1994, 1997 and past August.

Construído by Alcatel Alenia Space, the Thaicom-5 will weigh 2.8 tons and will offer services of telecommunications and television to all the region of Asia and the Pacific.

This contract increases to 40 the orders that Arianespace has received to send and to place in orbit other so many satellites.

The next launching of an Ariane rocket is programmed for the 29 of September, with the aim of taking to the space a military French satellite of Syracusa-3A communications and the American satellite of Galaxy-15 telecommunications.

Before end of year, other two Ariane rockets must take off to send other so many satellites, which would less than lift the volume of businesses of Arianespace in 2005 to a little a thousand of Euros, according to said the president of the society, Jean-Yves Le Gall.

(Agencies, 07-09-05)

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