Cable & Telecom

Alcatel Alenia Space to build Ciel satellite

OTTAWA – Alcatel Alenia Space will build a new satellite for Ciel Satellite, Ciel has announced. The Ciel-2 geosynchronous satellite will be operated by Ciel from 129 degrees West and deliver services throughout North America. The Spacebus 4000 C4 spacecraft, using all Ku-band, will be the largest Spacebus class satellite ever built, featuring high frequency re-use and both regional and spot beams. The Ciel-2 satellite, the first new satellite in Ciel’s fleet, is scheduled to launch in late 2008 and being in use for at least 16 years. “We expect Ciel-2 to deliver outstanding performance in Canada and elsewhere in...