First mission on Land Launch for SES Group of satellite operators

SES GLOBAL (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG)
announces that it has contracted with the Sea Launch Company for a mission
on its Land Launch system, to send the AMC-21 spacecraft into orbit in

Land Launch will use a Zenit-3SLB vehicle to launch the AMC-21 satellite
into geosynchronous transfer orbit from the Land Launch site at the
Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan. Both the satellite and the launch
vehicle will be integrated and launched from the Zenit processing and
launch facilities at the Baikonur complex. Optimizing on heritage hardware,
systems and expertise, Land Launch uses a Zenit-3SLB version of the
reliable Sea Launch Zenit-3SL rocket.

Weighing about 2,500 kilograms at launch, AMC-21 is being manufactured
by Alcatel Alenia Space. The satellite will be built on the small-sized
spacecraft platform STAR-2 of Orbital Sciences Corporation. AMC-21 will
feature 24 Ku-band transponders, operate from orbital location of 125°
West, and provide coverage of the United States and the Caribbean. The
satellite will be operated and marketed by SES AMERICOM.

States Dany Harel, VP, Space Systems and Operations at SES AMERICOM,
“SES is pleased to add Land Launch to the roster of its launch services
providers and is confident that the robust Zenit-3SLB booster, in
combination with Sea Launch’s outstanding expertise in innovative launch
solutions, will be instrumental to the success of the AMC-21 mission.”

“We are delighted to be launching the AMC-21 satellite for SES,” said Rob
Peckham, interim president and general manager for Sea Launch. “This
contract is a strong demonstration of our reputation for meeting our
customers’ requirements and supporting their business goals. We look
forward to honoring the confidence SES has entrusted in Sea Launch and to
building a long-term relationship with their world-class team.”

AMC-21 will be the first satellite of an SES company to use a Land
Launch. AsiaSat, an SES affiliated company, has contracted with Sea Launch
for AsiaSat-5 satellite, which is being built by Space Systems/Loral, to be
launched in late 2008 on Land Launch.

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