Having previously launched a jointly owned Chinasat 12 (Supremesat 1) together, the Sri Lankan satellite operator SupremeSat has elected to order a fully owned satellite Supremesat 2 from CGWIC (China Great Wall Industries Corp) as part of a turnkey deal to constructed and launch the satellite. The deal, which includes a Long March launch in 2016 was signed on 30 May and is worth $215 million. The satellite is likely to use the DFH-4 bus design built by CGWIC’s subcontractor and sister organisation CAST and its Dongfanghong Satellite Company subisidiary.
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