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February 1st, 2010

AsiaSat — New Moniker For AsiaSat-2

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) has announced that Spacecom, the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has signed a contract for the exclusive use of AsiaSat-2, an AsiaSat satellite formerly located at 100.5 degrees East, and has now been relocated to 17 degrees East and renamed AMOS-5i. AMOS-5i provides high powered C- and Ku-band capacity for a variety of satellite communications services to the African continent until AMOS-5 is launched and commences service in mid 2011. Spacecom has also contracted AsiaSat to provide satellite operation and Telemetry, Tracking and Control (TT&C) services for AMOS-5i.