Algérie Télécom Satellite selects Eutelsat’s new ATLANTIC BIRD 7 satellite to extend mobile telephony and data networks across Algeria

Paris 8 February 2012 - Algérie Télécom Satellite (ATS), a subsidiary of Algeria’s leading telecom operator, is expanding its relationship with Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) with five-year capacity contracts concluded on the new ATLANTIC BIRD 7 satellite. ATS has chosen the superior coverage of the entire Algerian territory afforded by ATLANTIC BIRD 7, enabling it to further extend mobile telephony penetration and data networks operated by the public administration.

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Large X-class Flare Erupts on the Sun

On Jan. 27, 2012, a large X-class flare erupted from an active region near the solar west limb. X-class flares are the most powerful of all solar events. Seen here is an image of the flare captured by the X-ray telescope on Hinode. This image shows an emission from plasma heated to greater than eight million degrees during the energy release process of the flare. Image Credit: JAXA/Hinode

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