A Russian Proton Rocket Successfully Launched the European KA-SAT Satellite Today

By Marc Boucher
December 26, 2010
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A Russian Proton rocket successfully launched the European KA-SAT satellite today. The KA-SAT is a communications satellite and will deliver consumer broadband service targeted at users across Europe and the Mediterranean Basin.

With a throughput of over 70 Gigabits per second, KA-SAT will be capable of serving over one million users who expect bandwidth and prices comparable to ADSL2 performance.

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