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Press release from GlobeNewswire (a Nasdaq OMX company)

Telstar 14R Update

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Telstar 14R Update06:00 EDT Wednesday, May 25, 2011NEW YORK, May 25, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Loral Space & Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:LORL) today announced that following the launch of Telesat's Telstar 14R/Estrela do Sul 2 satellite on an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton rocket, one of the satellite's solar arrays did not fully deploy. The south solar array has deployed successfully and is providing power to the spacecraft, which is stable and is otherwise operating as expected. Satellite manufacturer, Space Systems/Loral, is analyzing data from the satellite to determine what steps can be taken to maximize the satellite's lifespan and capability. In the event that the north solar array can not be fully extended, and subject to successfully completing the remaining post-launch maneuvers, it is expected that the satellite will provide a level of service that is, at a minimum, equal to the satellite that it will replace. However, the satellite's capacity will be reduced from what was originally planned.About Loral Space & Communications Inc. Loral Space & Communications is a satellite communications company. It is a world-class leader in the design and manufacture of satellites and satellite systems for commercial and government applications including fixed satellite services, direct-to-home television, broadband communications, wireless telephony, weather monitoring and air traffic management. Loral also owns 64 percent of Telesat Canada, a global operator of telecommunications and direct broadcast satellites used to distribute video entertainment programming, broadband data, and provide access to Internet services and other value-added communications services. For more information, visit Loral's web site at www.loral.com. LORL-G The Space Systems/Loral logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8824 This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words "believes," "expects," "plans," "may," "will," "would," "could," "should," "anticipates," "estimates," "project," "intend" or "outlook" or other variations of these words or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements and information. In addition, Loral Space & Communications Inc. or its representatives have made or may make forward-looking statements, orally or in writing, which may be included in, but are not limited to, various filings made from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and press releases or oral statements made with the approval of an authorized executive officer of the company. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results as a result of certain risks and uncertainties which are described as "Risk Factors" and in the "Commitments and Contingencies" note to our financial statements in the current Form 10-Q, filed May 9, 2011, and in Loral's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010. The reader is specifically referred to these documents, as well as the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to (1) risks associated with financial factors, including swings in the global financial markets, financial covenants in SS/L's credit agreement, increases in interest rates and access to capital; (2) risks associated with satellite manufacturing, including competition, cyclicality of SS/L's end-user markets, contractual risks, creditworthiness of customers, performance of suppliers and management of our factory and personnel; (3) risks associated with satellite services, including dependence on large customers, launch delays and failures, in-orbit failures and competition; (4) regulatory risks, such as the effect of U.S. export control and economic sanction laws; and (5) other risks, including litigation. The foregoing list of important factors is not exclusive. Furthermore, Loral operates in an industry sector where securities values may be volatile and may be influenced by economic and other factors beyond Loral's control.CONTACT: Wendy Lewis Director of Communications 650-852-5188