Ex-Im makes $343.3 million loan to Asiasat

by | Jun 4, 2013 | commercial launch services | 0 comments

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has announced that it is to loan $343.3 million to Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) for the construction of Asisat 6 and Asiasat 8 communications satellites by Space Systems/Loral.  The launch of the satellites which are planned for the first half of 2014.   Apart from the construction, the  financing will support launch services supplied by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX)and launch insurance arranged by Marsh USA,

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