TS News - Yugoslavia Opens New Earth Station

TELE-satellit News, 8 July 1996

Yugoslavia Opens New Earth Station
  BELGRADE, Yugoslavia, 96/07/08 (OMRI) -- Slobodan Milosevic on 7 July
presided over the opening of Yugoslavija 3 (YU 3)--rump Yugoslavia's newest
satellite ground station--which will enable direct telecommunications with
15 European countries, Nasa Borba reported.

  The facility, which is in Prilike in central Serbia, is equipped with 960
channels. YU 3 will have television links to the Eutelsat and Intelsat
networks, Reuters reported. Construction on YU 3 began in March 1992 with
the help of Japan's NEC, but was suspended within three months because of
international sanctions against Belgrade for its role in prompting the
Bosnian war.

  By: Stan Markotich
  Source: OMRI Inc, http://www.omri.cz/ 

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