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Space Corporation takes over satellite

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18:53 CET+01:00
The Swedish Space Corporation has formally taken control of the Sirius 4 satellite, which will provide radio and broadband telecom services for northern, eastern and central Europe and South Africa.

The SSC takes over the satellite from manufacturer Lockheed Martin, which controlled Sirius 4 since it was launched on November 17th.

The new satellite is the fourteenth to be controlled by the state-owned SSC. The control centre is located at the company's Esrange complex near Kiruna, in the far north of Sweden.

The SSC said on Tuesday that Sirius 4 was the biggest space project that Sweden has undertaken.

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