PALO ALTO, Calif. – May 7, 2010 – Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it has been selected to provide a satellite for Satélites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V.  Satmex 8 is a high-power C and Ku-band satellite that replaces Satmex 5 and will provide Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) in both North and South America. 

“This agreement marks the renewal and continuation of our long relationship with Satmex,” said John Celli, president of Space Systems/Loral.  “We are very pleased to work together with Satmex again to help meet the growing demand for worldwide communications.”

The new satellite will augment the current Satmex fleet in providing services such as broadband, voice and data transmission, and video broadcasting.  Satmex 8 is expected to be a 64 transponder, C- and Ku-band satellite and it is being designed to be located at 114.9 degrees West. Satmex 8 is based on SS/L’s high power 1300 spacecraft bus which provides the flexibility for a broad range of applications.  It has a planned mission life of 15 years.

About Satmex
Satélites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. is the leading satellite service provider in Latin America. The Satmex fleet offers hemispheric and regional coverage throughout the Americas. Satmex owns and operates three satellites for full-time and occasional services in both C- and Ku-Bands: Solidaridad 2, Satmex 5 and Satmex 6. Thousands of users on the American continent, regardless of region or culture, benefit from Satmex services in applications such as broadband, voice and data transmission, and video broadcasting, among others. With over 30 years of experience and landing rights in 46 countries and territories, Satmex offers creative business technology solutions to improve the profitability of its customers. Satmex’s priority is empowering its customers’ businesses by providing a service of excellence for every need, all the time, anywhere in the Americas. Visit www.satmex.com.

About Space Systems/Loral
Space Systems/Loral, a subsidiary of Loral Space & Communications (NASDAQ: LORL), has a long history of delivering reliable satellites and spacecraft systems for commercial and government customers around the world. As one of the world’s leading provider of commercial satellites, the company works closely with satellite operators to provide spacecraft for a broad range of services including television and radio distribution, digital audio radio, broadband Internet, and mobile communications.  Hundreds of millions of people depend on SS/L satellites every day.  For more information, visit www.ssloral.com.

About Loral Space & Communications
Loral Space & Communications is a satellite communications company. Through its Space Systems/Loral subsidiary, the company is a world-class leader in the design and manufacture of satellites and satellite systems for commercial and government applications including direct-to-home television, broadband communications, wireless telephony, weather monitoring, and air traffic management. Loral also owns 64 percent of Telesat, one of the world’s largest providers of satellite services. Telesat operates a fleet of telecommunications satellites used to broadcast video entertainment programming, distribute direct-to-home video and broadband data services, and other value-added communications services. For more information, visit Loral’s web site at www.loral.com.  LORL-G