Arabsat board meets to discuss satellite launches

Arabsat holds multinational meeting ahead of quadruple satellite launches
Khalid Ben Ahmed Balkheyour President & CEO of Arabsat
Khalid Ben Ahmed Balkheyour President & CEO of Arabsat


Arab Satellite Communications Organisation (Arabsat) is to hold its 147th Board of Directors meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 5th - 6th November 2014 , headed by the Saudi Ministry of Information Deputy and Arabsat Chairman Saleh bin Abdulaziz Al-Moughaelith.

Nine Arab countries are participating in this meeting, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Libya, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Iraq, Yemen and Tunisia.

Khalid Ben Ahmed Balkheyour President & CEO of Arabsat, said that this session of the Board Meeting will be preceded by the specialised committees meetings.

The current Board Meeting is reportedly being held to discuss the ongoing project of manufacturing and launching four new satellites, two of which will be on Arabsat’s orbital positions, with the other two on Hellas-Sat orbital positions.

Hellas-Sat, the Greek satellite operator, was acquired by Arabsat last year. These four satellites are considered a significant step forward in terms of manufacturing technology and satellites capabilities and coverage.

Balkheyour added that Arabsat is the only satellite operator in the Middle East offering a full range of satellite telecommunications and broadcasting services in addition to broadband services through a growing fleet of satellites on 26° East, 30.5° East and 20° East as well as Hellas-Sat orbital position 39°East.

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