On the Move
CommunicAsia 2012 / CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum
June 18-22, 2012
Arianespace is underscoring its leading market presence in the important Asia-Pacific region with participation this week at two Singapore-based industry events: CommunicAsia 2012 and the CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum.
As part of the activities in Singapore, Arianespace is highlighting its complete family of launch vehicles – made up of the workhorse heavy-lift Ariane 5, medium Soyuz and lightweight Vega – at the CommunicAsia 2012 exhibition area.
Since 1987, Arianespace has launched a total of 50 satellites for operators across the Asia-Pacific area – representing an average of two spacecraft lofted annually. With four additional satellites in the company’s backlog, Arianespace currently has a regional commercial satellite market share of 64 percent.
The company has provided launch services for nine regional countries to date: Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan and Thailand.
Also at CommunicAsia, the 2012 winner was named for satellite communications service provider MEASAT’s annual scholarship program – which this year is being supported by Arianespace. The prize covers tuition fees, accommodations, living expenses and travel costs to pursue a Master’s Degree in Space Studies at the prestigious International Space University in Strasbourg, France.
This week’s activity in Singapore kicked off June 18 with Arianespace’s participation at the CASBAA (the Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia) Satellite Industry Forum. As part of its presence, Arianespace sponsored the event’s networking lunch – which included comments from Richard Bowles, Managing Director of the company’s Singaporean subsidiary.
For more information, read the press release.