Satellite to watch

Matra-Marconi Space, the Anglo-French satellite manufacturer, has won a contract worth around £80million to build a new high-power direct-to-home TV satellite for operator Intelsat. MMS will be prime contractor for the spacecraft, called Intelsat K-TV. Subcontractor deals are expected to be signed within the next four weeks.

Matra-Marconi Space, the Anglo-French satellite manufacturer, has won a contract worth around £80million to build a new high-power direct-to-home TV satellite for operator Intelsat. MMS will be prime contractor for the spacecraft, called Intelsat K-TV. Subcontractor deals are expected to be signed within the next four weeks.