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SYDNEY, May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Audeamus Risk, the world's first Business Interruption Insurance trading platform, has been recognised by an independent panel, led by major Australian Bank Westpac, among the top 200 Australian Businesses of Tomorrow. "We're thrilled with this news - to be part of the top 200 businesses' shaping the future is a great privilege," said Audeamus Risk founder and CEO Aleksandar Kovacevic. "We're focusing on developing broader and deeper markets, consisting of Insurance, Reinsurance participants and new alternative providers. Receiving this recognition reinforces Audeamus Risk's business model", continues Kovacevic, 25 year international banking veteran and former adviser to the Australian Federal Government and the World Bank. Security compromises, cyber-related incidents, natural hazards, fraud, product recalls, supply chain disruptions, cause billions of dollars of losses across industry, posing challenges for societal security in general. While some of these losses are preventable, lack of detailed risk data results in higher premium costs which cause a barrier for organisations seeking comprehensive Business Interruption insurance cover. Audeamus Risk, a pioneer InsurTech start-up transforming an industry that currently relies on static information into an ecosystem that will utilise real-time, dynamic information from the Business Continuity Management domain for customised insurance policies. Aleksandar Kovacevic explains: "The industry focus until now has been on mathematical modelling and algorithms. The absence of consistent and reliable data from the risk source can render some of these models inaccurate, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics for resilience purposes. We provide the industry with an important missing element: actual, non-modelled data from the risk source, in a meaningful format that can be used for pricing purposes. For the very first time this data will have a clear audit trail too". Audeamus Risk is also assessing the quality and consistency of aggregate financial data collected through the platform, and how it can be used in global markets of Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) and similar instruments used for alternative reinsurance purposes. "Audeamus Risk provides updates similar to a continuous data feed from commonly used wearable devices. However, in Audeamus Risk case we monitor the behaviour and resilience of the organisation expressed in dollar value, it's breaking new ground", adds Kovacevic. For more information please contact: To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/westpac-selects-insurtech-start-up-audeamus-risk-for-top-200-businesses-of-tomorrow-300456652.html


"We're focusing on developing broader and deeper markets, consisting of Insurance, Reinsurance participants and new alternative providers. Receiving this recognition reinforces Audeamus Risk's business model", continues Kovacevic, 25 year international banking veteran and former adviser to the Australian Federal Government and the World Bank. Security compromises, cyber-related incidents, natural hazards, fraud, product recalls, supply chain disruptions, cause billions of dollars of losses across industry, posing challenges for societal security in general. While some of these losses are preventable, lack of detailed risk data results in higher premium costs which cause a barrier for organisations seeking comprehensive Business Interruption insurance cover. Audeamus Risk, a pioneer InsurTech start-up transforming an industry that currently relies on static information into an ecosystem that will utilise real-time, dynamic information from the Business Continuity Management domain for customised insurance policies. Aleksandar Kovacevic explains: "The industry focus until now has been on mathematical modelling and algorithms. The absence of consistent and reliable data from the risk source can render some of these models inaccurate, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics for resilience purposes. We provide the industry with an important missing element: actual, non-modelled data from the risk source, in a meaningful format that can be used for pricing purposes. For the very first time this data will have a clear audit trail too". Audeamus Risk is also assessing the quality and consistency of aggregate financial data collected through the platform, and how it can be used in global markets of Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) and similar instruments used for alternative reinsurance purposes. "Audeamus Risk provides updates similar to a continuous data feed from commonly used wearable devices. However, in Audeamus Risk case we monitor the behaviour and resilience of the organisation expressed in dollar value, it's breaking new ground", adds Kovacevic. For more information please contact: To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/westpac-selects-insurtech-start-up-audeamus-risk-for-top-200-businesses-of-tomorrow-300456652.html


News Article | May 10, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

"We are happy that Ex Libris offers an integrated Alma-Summon solution, which enables us to continue using Summon while replacing our ILS with a robust, modern SaaS solution," explained Rebecca Albitz, director at Marist's James A. Cannavino Library. "Alma also gives us the opportunity to move forward in developing our library systems. As a previous Intota v2 Partner, we are particularly pleased that Ex Libris has been responsive to our requests and integrated Alma with Summon to meet our future needs." Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America, commented, "Over the years, Marist has positioned Summon as an integral part of the College's library services and instruction on campus. The integration of Summon with Alma enables the library to manage resources more efficiently while maximizing the use of its collection through Summon. The library's forward-looking selection of this solution reflects Marist's confidence in the Ex Libris approach and commitment to enriching both Alma and Summon." About Marist College Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to help students "develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century." Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Forbes, and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a strong sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,900 traditional-age undergraduate students and over 1,300 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees. About Ex Libris Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS solutions for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library and scholarly materials, as well as mobile campus solutions driving student engagement and success, Ex Libris serves thousands of customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/marist-college-to-integrate-ex-libris-alma-and-summon-300455006.html


News Article | May 23, 2017
Site: www.acnnewswire.com

"There have been more dramatic changes in the global satellite industry in the past two years than we have been seen in the last twenty-five" -- Steve Collar, CEO, SES Networks, at the close of the CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2017 in Singapore. That comment summarized nine hours of high-octane insights, statements and data downloads testing the temperature of the Asian satellite market at CASBAA's 17th annual meeting of satellite executives, engineers and investors. "This has been an energizing, challenging day which laid out the immediate and long-term opportunities and challenges for the satellite sector in Asia in terms of both commercial and technical issues," said CASBAA CEO, Christopher Slaughter. "We have been given a lot to think about. Innovation at every level must be at the heart of all our businesses." According to keynote speaker Andrew Jordan, CEO of regional operator AsiaSat, video distribution via satellite represents some 70% of revenues for most GEO satellite operators in the region with Ultra High Definition (UHD) and 4K services "all the rage" despite representing a less than 20% transition from Standard Definition services in Asia. "Mobility and broadband are the latest must-have applications, driving HTS (High Throughput Satellites) which is a maturing technology with enormous promise." The potential benefits and disadvantages of HTS and "cut-throat" competition were an overarching theme of the conference, which also covered such items as in-flight connectivity, maritime services, reusable launch vehicles, flat panel antennas, new satellite manufacturing processes and the on-going promise of the satellite market in India. Some quotable quotes: From the Operators - There are 600 million households out there without TV. The opportunity for satellite remains enormous - Tom Choi, ABS - When the millennials start families they are like the rest of US. They slump back on their settees - Andrew Jordan, AsiaSat - If we don't play in the 5G space other technologies will take over for sure - Deepak Mathur, SES From the Manufacturers - Our customers are increasingly asking for Flexible, Refreshable, Blended Constellations that will last forever. It's all over the map - Dawn Harms, Boeing Satellite - Manufacturers also need to help with the ground segment - Tony Colucci, VP Marketing & Sales, SSL - From GEO to LEO... It's a cultural difference - Tony Colucci, SSL - To provide for the "extended life" of a satellites (maybe to match the life of a co-located satellite) GEO manufacturers need agree on a standardized USB for in-orbit connectivity - Olivier Guilbert, Thales Alenia Space - Now we must be "Datacentric", Tony Colucci, SSL From the Customers - We are now entering uncharted territory - Chris Baugh, Northern Sky Research - Competition is fierce - PJ Beylier, Speedcast - Consolidation is coming, but it must be at the operator level - Deepakajit Singh, Encompass Media - Transponder costs may yet fall by 30%-40% - Deepakajit Singh, Encompass On HTS - HTS is the thing - Tony Colucci, SSL - It's not just about providing highest throughput, it's about jointly driving the ecosystem to make it more efficient - Elias Zaccack, SES On Flat Panels - We need multi frequency, multi-beam spectrum. The ability to switch between Ka to KU via LEO or GEO is crucial - John Finney, Isotropic - It's more complicated than almost anybody thought a few years ago - Susan Bull, Comsys - People aren't going to buy a flat-panel antenna just because it's pretty! - Alvaro Sanchez, Intergrasys The Launch Panel - Our objective is to relaunch the rocket after one hour - Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX - Launch, Re-fuel and re-launch - Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX - They say there will be 24,000 LEO launches in the next while. What about space junk? - Peter Jackson, PJ Square - Less price, more performance! That is what we will deliver - Tom Carroll, ILS International On India - Digitise, digitise, digitise! But when can we monetize? - Ashok Mansukhani, Hinduja Media - India is a country where stats sarely make sense - Ashok Mansukhani - The DTH industry will remain a volume-led market for the next 5 years - Vivek Couto, MPA The CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2017 also appreciates the generous support of the sponsors for this year's event: ABS, APSTAR, Arianespace, AsiaSat, Boeing Satellite Systems, COMSYS, Effective Space, Eutelsat, Gogo, Intergrasys, International Launch Services (ILS), Marsh, MEASAT, Newtec, NorthTelecom, SES, SKY Perfect JSAT, SpaceX and SSL. Click here (http://casbaaevent.com/events/casbaa-satellite-industry-forum/) for the detailed programme and list of speakers. About CASBAA CASBAA is the Asia Pacific region's largest non-profit media association, serving the multi-channel audio-visual content creation and distribution industry. Established in 1991, CASBAA has grown with the industry to include digital multichannel television, content, platforms, advertising, and video delivery. Encompassing some 500 million connections within a footprint across the region, CASBAA works to be the authoritative voice for multichannel TV; promoting even-handed and market-friendly regulation, IP protection and revenue growth for subscription and advertising, while promoting global best practices. For more information, visit www.casbaa.com Contact:


News Article | April 17, 2017
Site: www.bbc.co.uk

Bandages which can detect how a wound is healing and send messages back to doctors could be trialled within the next 12 months, scientists have said. The bandages would use real-time 5G technology to monitor what treatment is needed and also keep track of a patient's activity levels. The work is being led by Swansea University's Institute of Life Science. It forms part of the £1.3bn Swansea Bay City deal which aims to create a 5G test hub for digital innovation. Prof Marc Clement, chairman of the Institute of Life Science (ILS), said: "5G is an opportunity to produce resilient, robust bandwidth that is always there for the purpose of healthcare. "That intelligent dressing uses nano-technology to sense the state of that wound at any one specific time. "It would connect that wound to a 5G infrastructure and that infrastructure through your telephone will also know things about you - where you are, how active you are at any one time. "You combine all of that intelligence so the clinician knows the performance of the specific wound at any specific time and can then tailor the treatment protocol to the individual and wound in question." He added: "Traditional medicine may be where a clinician might see a patient and then prescribe the treatment approach for a month or three months. "What the future holds is a world where there's the ability to vary the treatment to the individual, the lifestyle and the pattern of life. "Sometimes we revere doctors so much that we tell them all is well but all of the evidence is there before them in this 5G world, so the clinician and patient can work together to address the challenge." Experts in nano-technology would develop the tiny sensors while 3D printers at ILS would be used to produce the bandages which would bring down the cost. Prof Clement said experts at the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre are also involved in the project and trials would go through the Arch wellness and innovation project in south west Wales where there is a "honey pot" of one million people to carry out such tests. "What we're creating within this city deal, is an ecosystem that can prove concept, prove business, manufacture locally and take innovation to a global marketplace." he added.


News Article | April 17, 2017
Site: www.techtimes.com

With the advent of technology, one is inundated with smart devices and appliances. The field of medicine has also experienced technological advancements and scientists have reportedly created a smart bandage. The 3D printed smart bandage is the brainchild of researchers at the Swansea University and uses nano-sized sensors and 5G wireless data. These in-built elements in the bandages will transmit the progress of the wound to the doctor. The bandage also tracks a patient's activity levels. Currently, when a bandage is applied to a wound it is hard to detect how well the wound is healing. It is only once the bandage is removed that the healing status of the wound becomes known. However, the scenario may soon change if the smart bandage designed by Swansea University successfully clears the clinical trial. Swansea University is hoping to put the bandages on trial within the next 12 months. The project is being led by Institute of Life Science at Swansea University. The innovation is a part of the Swansea Bay City deal worth $1.63 billion (£1.3 billion), which is looking to generate a 5G test hub for the purpose of digital innovation. The new-age bandages will be integrated with nano-sized sensors. These sensors are capable of detecting infections, or blood clotting in the wound. This information will be then relayed to physicians wirelessly so that they can take adequate steps to fasten the healing process. "5G is an opportunity to produce resilient, robust bandwidth that is always there for the purpose of healthcare," said Marc Clement, chairman of ILS. He added that use of nanotechnology has enabled scientists to come up with sensors that are extremely small in size. Clement claims that if the dressing passes the trials successfully, the next logical step would be to make these bandages available to healthcare at an affordable price. He claims that this "multi-technology approach, with nanotechnology, nanoelectronics, printing and coating biochemistry all interconnecting through 5G infrastructure" will enable healthcare officials to deliver better services and also ensure improved quality of life. Other than transmitting a constant stream of data to the physician regarding the wound healing status of a patient, the smart bandage will also keep the patient informed of the same. The smart bandage would connect with the patient's smartphone and monitor the wound, as well as other associated health concerns such as an incorrect diet, or less physical activity. These related health concerns also need monitoring as it may prevent healing, or possibly lead to other complications in the patient. The smart bandage will also keep the patient alert of any abnormalities, which may take place under the bandage, prompting them to visit the doctor in case of an emergency. Clinical trials of the smart bandages have already started. The color of the smart bandage alters if a wound becomes infected, which alerts the user of the problem. © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


The SoNo Recording Group (SRG), a leading full-service independent label dedicated to expanding the reach of artists and producers, today announced the signing of R&B Singer Songwriter Joshua Ledet. Joshua’s upcoming release will be marketed and distributed globally by SRG through its partnerships with the ILS Group, the Universal Music Group, and eOne Entertainment. Born in West Lake, Louisiana, Joshua Ledet is a highly-gifted singer, songwriter and performer who possesses a powerful and soulful voice. The youngest of 8 children, church and family played a huge role in Joshua’s early life helping to shape his talent. When he was 12 years old, Joshua made his solo debut at the church where his father was the pastor and his mother was a featured vocalist in the choir. The entire congregation looked on in awe as a pre-teen Joshua Ledet gave them a glimpse of what was to come. Joshua came to national prominence in 2012 during his memorable run on the 11th season of American Idol. Judge Randy Jackson called his performance of the James Brown classic, “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World”, "one of the best in the history of any singing competition,” and fellow judge Steven Tyler declared “I’ve never heard anything like that in my life, IN MY LIFE!”. Claude Villani President and Founder of The SoNo Recording Group states, “Joshua is an amazing talent. We are very excited to welcome him to the SRG family, and we plan to put all the pieces together to provide for his success. Big thanks to David Thomas (Take 6) for his A&R work on this project.” SRG’s head of Radio Promotions Jerry Lembo says “From the first time I witnessed a Joshua Ledet performance it firmly established in my mind that he exemplified the proverbial ‘IT factor’! I look forward to assisting SRG in their effort to promote Joshua to the level of stardom he deserves!”. With the support of some of the best production talent in the industry today, Joshua is currently writing and recording new songs that will be part of his debut on SRG Records to be released later this summer. Joshua’s manager Brian Avnet adds,“Joshua and I are very excited to be working with Claude Villani and his team at SRG We are looking forward to making great music together”. For all inquiries, please contact:


News Article | April 21, 2017
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Swansea University's Institute of Life Science is leading research into the trial of bandages which use real-time 5G technology to monitor how a wound is healing and help doctors keep track of patient’s activity levels. It forms part of the £1.3bn Swansea Bay City deal which aims to create a 5G test hub for digital innovation. Speaking to the BBC, Professor Marc Clement, chairman of the Institute of Life Science, said, "5G is an opportunity to produce resilient, robust bandwidth that is always there for the purpose of healthcare. "That intelligent dressing uses nanotechnology to sense the state of that wound at any one specific time. "It would connect that wound to a 5G infrastructure and that infrastructure through your telephone will also know things about you — where you are, how active you are at any one time. "You combine all of that intelligence so the clinician knows the performance of the specific wound at any specific time and can then tailor the treatment protocol to the individual and wound in question." He adds, "Traditional medicine may be where a clinician might see a patient and then prescribe the treatment approach for a month or three months. "What the future holds is a world where there's the ability to vary the treatment to the individual, the lifestyle and the pattern of life. "Sometimes we revere doctors so much that we tell them all is well but all of the evidence is there before them in this 5G world, so the clinician and patient can work together to address the challenge." Experts in nanotechnology would develop the tiny sensors while 3D printers at ILS would be used to produce the bandages which would bring down the cost. Clement says experts at the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre are also involved in the project and trials would go through the Arch wellness and innovation project in south west Wales where there is a "honey pot" of one million people to carry out such tests. "What we're creating within this city deal is an ecosystem that can prove concept, prove business, manufacture locally and take innovation to a global marketplace," he adds.


News Article | April 21, 2017
Site: www.bbc.co.uk

Last month we published a video arguing the case for circular runways at airports, as part of a series called World Hacks. It took off and went viral. The video has had more than 36 million views on Facebook and generated heated debate on social media - including within the aviation community. Many people are sceptical about the concept. So we decided to hand-pick some of the top concerns and put them straight to the man proposing the idea: Dutch engineer Henk Hesselink. This is what he had to say. Henk Hesseklink: With the banked character of the runway, the wingtips and engines are closer to the ground than currently is the case. But the bank angle is designed such that even the most constrained aircraft (Boeing 747 and Airbus A380) will be able to land. Still, there is less margin for error than is currently the case. Pilots will need automated support for take-off and landing. Henk responds: As there is no end to the runway, a starting aircraft can keep rolling and come to a stop in a safer way than is currently the case. We will need a safety distance between individual aircraft, which we took into consideration in our trials. We used a runway length of three kilometres for planning purposes and a safety distance between separate aircraft of one kilometre. Henk Hesselink: Obviously, as we are making a turn during the landing, the ILS (Instrument Landing System) will not function. But we may be able to use an ILS-system for part of the approach phase, the first part is still straight-in. Either we put a simple form of ILS on each direction of the runway, or we can install a movable ILS-system that will move around the runway, for example on a rail-track . It is a bit far-fetched, I know. Better would be to use some new approach, like satellite navigation. The current quality of GPS is not sufficient, but new methods are already being investigated. I think developments in this area will move very fast as there is more demand for accurate location information, from trains, cars, drones, etc. Already curved approaches and fixed curves are used in aviation, requiring new navigation systems. Aviation enthusiast Phil Derner raised two big concerns in Business Insider magazine. Ice and rain will reduce the centrifugal force which circular runways rely on, increasing the stopping distance, he argued. He added: "What if three airliners are landing, something goes wrong and they abort landings. Their prescribed go-around procedure would likely take them dangerously close to the other aircraft." Henk responds: Indeed, like on a "normal" runway, ice and rain will have an effect on the operation. It is a fact that nowadays runway surfaces are getting better and are becoming more resistant to difficult conditions, and the current concrete absorbs most of the water. We have been thinking about building offices and parking spaces under the runway and the remaining heat could be transferred to the runway, but this is an idea that will need further exploration. Heating of the runway surface is something that is already being applied. A new system for planning how aircraft move to and from the runway will be necessary. We have designed a system where the air traffic controller is supported by a 'circular' planning tool. This seems strange at first, but is already applied in other fields. The planning will take all safety aspects into account, such as the possibility for a go-around by one or more aircraft simultaneously. Henk replies: A higher speed will be necessary, indeed. Take-off and landing run will increase because of this and the time that an aircraft spends on the runway will be about five to ten seconds longer. Henk: The width of the runway has been extended by another 20 meters for safety. We consider safety a major issue and made calculations on the necessary runway dimensions. Anyway, the "edge" of the runway should not be designed as a large wall that airplanes can fall down from. This additional safety distance is also necessary when the airplane lands at a point of the runway where it will be too low and the centrifugal forces will move it to the outside of the track and further outside than its optimal track. We have calculated that the additional 20 meters will suffice for the safety case. We have also calculated that the aircraft will move to its optimal track in just one or two iterations, so no continuous bouncing upwards and downwards will occur. This is confirmed by the tests from the 1960s. Henk Hesselink conducts his work from the Netherlands Aerospace Centre and has received funding from the European Commission to research circular runways, leading a consortium of five European research institutes. In response to all the feedback to the video, he wanted to clarify the scope of the project. "To start with, the idea is a concept and many questions I receive are very directly related to current day operations. We must realize that it will take time before an endless runway can be brought into operation. It is like a concept car in a car exhibition - it will not be implemented exactly like this, but we learn a lot from the ideas, from simulations and, later on, practical tests. If someone one hundred years ago would have said that we would be transporting as many passengers in aircraft as we would in trains, people may have thought , "a steam engine would never fit in an aircraft made of wood and ropes". You can watch the original video here. See more videos from the World Hacks series on our website or follow the series on Facebook


News Article | June 8, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International Launch Services (ILS), a leading launch services provider for the global commercial satellite industry, successfully delivered the EchoStar XXI satellite into orbit today on an ILS Proton for EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS). EchoStar is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions headquartered in Englewood, Colorado. The ILS Proton launched from Pad 24 within the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 9:45 AM local time today (03:45 GMT, 11:45 PM ET on June 7) with the EchoStar XXI satellite on board. The first three stages of the Proton Breeze M utilized a standard ascent profile to place the orbital unit (Breeze M upper stage and the EchoStar XXI satellite) into a suborbital trajectory. Then, the Breeze M performed planned mission maneuvers to advance the orbital unit first to a nearly circular parking orbit, then to an intermediate orbit, followed by a transfer orbit, then finally to a geosynchronous transfer orbit. Separation of the EchoStar XXI satellite occurred at approximately 9 hours and 13 minutes after lift-off. This was the 413th launch for Proton since the inaugural flight in July 1965, and the 94th ILS Proton launch executed. The Proton Breeze M launch vehicle was developed and built by Khrunichev Space Center of Moscow, one of the pillars of the Russian Space industry and majority shareholder in ILS. EchoStar XXI, weighing nearly 9 metric tons, is the heaviest satellite launched by ILS Proton to date. EchoStar XXI was manufactured by SSL utilizing their space-proven 1300 platform. EchoStar XXI is a state-of-the-art S-band satellite designed to provide mobile connectivity throughout Europe to be located at the 10.25° East orbital slot. EchoStar subsidiary EchoStar Mobile Limited, an EU-wide licensee for an integrated mobile satellite service network with a complementary ground component, will utilize a portion of the capacity on EchoStar XXI to provision its next-generation, all IP-enabled mobile communications network. This 29th SSL satellite launched on Proton also features a large unfurlable reflector to provide the high performance levels required for mobile services. “We have been honored to have served EchoStar for nearly 20 years now, dating back to the launch of the EchoStar IV satellite on Proton in 1998. The ILS team is very proud to have played a role in the expansion of the EchoStar satellite fleet and enabling connectivity across Europe, with the successful launch of EchoStar XXI. Our sincere thanks to all of the EchoStar XXI team members who played a vital role in the success of this mission,” said Kirk Pysher, President of ILS. "The launch of EchoStar XXI is a major milestone in the continued expansion of our satellite fleet," said Anders Johnson, executive director of EchoStar Mobile and president of EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar XXI will provide capacity to EchoStar Mobile for commercial wholesalers with a new, advanced network for reliable, IP-based MSS voice and data services in Europe. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of all of the team members from EchoStar, SSL, ILS and Khrunichev, who played a role in the successful launch of EchoStar XXI.” ILS provides launch services for satellite operators and offers a complete array of services and support, from contract arrangements, mission management and on-orbit delivery. ILS markets the Proton Breeze M, Proton Medium, Proton Light and Angara 1.2 launch services to commercial and government satellite operators worldwide. ILS is a U.S. company headquartered in Reston, VA., near Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.ilslaunch.com, Twitter: @ilslaunch, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ILSLaunch/, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ilslaunch/, YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ilslaunchservices EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit echostar.com. Follow @EchoStar on Twitter. EchoStar Mobile Limited, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corp., is a mobile operator providing connectivity across Europe. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, EchoStar Mobile Limited provides access to a hybrid satellite and terrestrial network enabling enhanced mobile voice and data communications for businesses, government agencies and consumers. For more information, visit echostarmobile.com.

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