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December 17, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
PanAmSat Corp. Chief Executive Joseph Wright said his company had made an offer to buy Eutelsat, the second-largest European satellite operator, and might purchase it as part of a consortium. PanAmSat, the largest U.S. satellite company, is bidding against U.S. rival Intelsat Ltd. Buyout companies Permira and Apax Partners & Co. also have made an offer. The bids may value Eutelsat at more than $3 billion, analysts said. PanAmSat rose 45 cents to $15.01 on Nasdaq.
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December 17, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
PanAmSat Corp. Chief Executive Joseph Wright said his company had made an offer to buy Eutelsat, the second-largest European satellite operator, and might purchase it as part of a consortium. PanAmSat, the largest U.S. satellite company, is bidding against U.S. rival Intelsat Ltd. Buyout companies Permira and Apax Partners & Co. also have made an offer. The bids may value Eutelsat at more than $3 billion, analysts said. PanAmSat rose 45 cents to $15.01 on Nasdaq.
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December 13, 2002 | From Associated Press
Two U.S. satellite companies could be on the verge of a bidding war for a leading European rival. Both planned to submit takeover offers worth about $3 billion by today, a source close to the negotiations said. The takeover target is Paris-based Eutelsat, which broadcasts more than 1,000 television channels around the world. The first potential suitor to step forward this week was Washington-based Intelsat Ltd., which said it wanted to complement its strengths in data transmission.
WORLD
December 14, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
France's highest administrative body ordered the TV station of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group off French airwaves within 48 hours for broadcasting hateful content in some shows and posing risks to public order. The decision came after a Nov. 23 program on Al Manar quoted someone described as an expert on Zionist affairs warning of "Zionist attempts" to transmit AIDS to Arab countries. Another program that day glorified attacks on Israel, the Council of State said.
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December 8, 1991 | Associated Press
An Atlas rocket thundered into space Saturday with a European communications satellite that will relay television broadcasts of the 1992 Olympics. It was the first commercial launch for General Dynamics Corp. since April, when one of its boosters careened out of control and had to be destroyed shortly after liftoff. The $85-million satellite, owned by the European Telecommunications Satellite Organization, joins six other Eutelsat craft in orbit.
BUSINESS
September 26, 1987 | United Press International
In a significant victory for the American rocket industry, General Dynamics has landed a contract to launch at least one and possibly three European satellites, company officials announced Friday. In the past, the European Telecommunications Satellite Organization--Eutelsat--has used the French-built Ariane rocket, America's major competition in the unmanned launch market, to carry its satellites into orbit.
BUSINESS
July 30, 1996
STM Wireless Inc. said Monday that it has made the first sale of its satellite networking product to a European communications consortium under an equipment order worth $2.2 million. STM, which makes wireless communications products, said that its X.Dama product will provide voice, data and fax services to Unisource Satellite Services, a joint venture of European national telephone companies in the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and Spain.
WORLD
December 17, 2004 | From Reuters
The State Department plans to designate Al Manar television -- the channel of the Lebanon-based anti-Israel extremist group Hezbollah -- a terrorist organization, a U.S. official said Thursday, adding that the designation could be made as early as today. The United States has already identified Hezbollah as a foreign terrorist group, and the State Department has criticized Al Manar's programming.
WORLD
September 28, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Europe's first mission to the moon blasted off Saturday night aboard an Ariane rocket that also carried two commercial satellites, space officials said. The Ariane-5 rocket carrying a SMART-1 moon exploration probe took off from the European Space Agency launch center at Kourou on the northeastern coast of South America. Forty-one minutes after the launch, the rocket released SMART-1 into space for a 15-month journey to lunar orbit. The 815-pound probe will scan the moon for up to 30 months.
NATIONAL
August 22, 2002 | From Reuters
Lockheed Martin Corp. successfully launched its newest rocket Wednesday on a mission heralding a new era of heavy-lifting launching vehicles for the next generation of satellites. Lockheed Martin has more than $1 billion invested in the Atlas 5, which roared off into mostly clear skies with a European communication satellite. Liftoff was on schedule at 6:05 p.m. EDT, Lockheed Martin spokeswoman Julie Andrews said.
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