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Program: Skynet

British military program launched in the sixties and still followed up these days.

The Skynet 5 series will be built by the Paradigm Secure Communications consortium (Bae Systems + EADS). Global contract worth $4.2 billion over 20 years. 3 satellites to be launched. GEO slots to be used are 34°W, 17.8°W, 1°W, 6°E and 53°E.

On 1 Jan 2015 Paradigm's rights and responsibilities were transfered to Airbus Defence and Space Ltd.

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