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November 3rd, 2014

Arabsat Hosts its 147th Board of Directors Meeting in Dubai

[SatNews] Arab Satellite Communications Organization Arabsat will hold its 147th Board of Directors meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The meeting, held November 5 - 6, 2014, will be led by the Saudi  Ministry of Information Deputy and Arabsat Chairman Saleh bin Abdulaziz AL-Moughaelith. Nine Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Libya, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Iraq, Yemen, Tunisia, are participating in this meeting.

Ku-band FSS at 26-degree East Coverage map.

According to Arabsat President and CEO Khalid Ben Ahmed Balkheyour, this session of the Board Meeting will be preceded by the specialized committee meetings. The current Board Meeting will discuss a number of topics, most prominently of which is the project of manufacturing and launching four new Satellites—two on Arabsat orbital positions and two on Hellas-Sat, which was acquired by Arabsat in 2013. These four satellites are considered a giant leap in terms of manufacturing technology and satellites capabilities and coverage.

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

For more information, please visit the Arabsat infosite.