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EUTELSAT 9B launch update

Press release   •   Jan 21, 2016 16:03 CET

Photo credit : ILS

Paris, 21 January 2016 – ILS has advised Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) that the launch of the Proton launch vehicle with the EUTELSAT 9B satellite has been delayed due to weather-related logistical issues. Launch vehicle processing continues without any technical issues and the satellite remains in a safe configuration at the launch site.

The launch is now rescheduled for Saturday January 30 at 04:20 local time in Baikonour (January 29 - 22.20 GMT, 23.20 CET).

About Eutelsat Communications

Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 39 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies.

Eutelsat’s satellites provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and government communications to be established irrespective of a user’s location.

Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 37 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.

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