Eutelsat America Corp. eligible to provide Hosted Payload Services to US Government

Eutelsat America Corp., the US affiliate of Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) has been awarded a contract by the US Air Force to support the deployment of future US Government payloads (hosted payloads) on its satellites.

Eutelsat America Corp., joins a limited number of prequalified companies eligible to provide Hosted Payload Services to the US Government for a five-year ordering period. Eutelsat will compete for future orders up to a maximum combined value of US$494,900,000 under this firmfixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract managed as part of the US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center's Hosted Payload Solutions (HoPS) programme.

In addition to the space and ground systems, the HoPS mission will also include related on-orbit support for data transfer from a hosted payload to government end-users.

The purpose of the multiple awarded HoPS IDIQ contract is to provide a rapid and flexible way for the US government to place government payloads on commercial satellites.

David Bair, President of Eutelsat America Corp., commented, "This award validates the high technical standards and quality work of Eutelsat and builds on over ten years of successful support to the US Government by Eutelsat America Corp.. We are very proud to be part of this exciting new approach for government's access to space."

About Eutelsat Communications
Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (NYSE 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 37 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 32 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.

For more about Eutelsat please visit www.eutelsat.com

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