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Application for Final Commitment for a Long-Term Loan or Financial Guarantee in Excess of $100 Million: AP087586XX

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Export-Import Bank of the United States.




This Notice is to inform the public, in accordance with Section 3(c)(10) of the Charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (“Ex-Im Bank”), that Ex-Im Bank has received an application for final commitment for a long-term loan or financial guarantee in excess of $100 million (as calculated in accordance with Section 3(c)(10) of the Charter). Comments received within the comment period specified below will be presented to the Ex-Im Bank Board of Directors prior to final action on this Transaction.

Reference: AP087586XX.

Purpose and Use

Brief description of the purpose of the transaction:

A direct loan to an Israel-based company to support the procurement of U.S. manufactured solar arrays as well as U.S. launch services and launch insurance.

Brief non-proprietary description of the anticipated use of the items being exported:

The loan will enable the Israeli based company to finance the solar arrays, launch, and insurance in support of a manufactured satellite. The satellite is expected to provide additional capacity to broadcasting and telecommunications companies in the company's existing customer base in Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

To the extent that Ex-Im Bank is reasonably aware, the item(s) being exported are not expected to produce exports or provide services in competition with the exportation of goods or provision of services by a United States industry.


Principal Supplier:

  • Space Exploration Technologies Corp. of Hawthorne, California.
  • Marsh Space Projects, New York, New York.
  • ATK Space Systems Inc., Goleta, California.

Obligor: Space-Communication Limited.

Guarantor(s): None.

Description of Items Being Exported

To finance the construction of solar arrays, U.S. launch services, and launch insurance.

Information on Decision: Information on the final decision for this transaction will be available in the “Summary Minutes of Meetings of Board of Directors” on​newsandevents/​boardmeetings/​board/​.

Confidential Information: Please note that this notice does not include confidential or proprietary business information; information which, if disclosed, would violate the Trade Secrets Act; or information which would jeopardize jobs in the United States by supplying information that competitors could use to compete with companies in the United States.


Comments must be received on or before August 9, 2013 to be assured of consideration before final consideration of the transaction by the Board of Directors of Ex-Im Bank.


Comments may be submitted through at W WW.REGULATIONS.GOV. To submit a comment, enter EIB-2013-0034 under the heading “Enter Keyword or ID” and select Search. Follow the instructions provided at the Submit a Comment screen. Please include your name, company name (if any) and EIB-2013-0034 on any attached document.

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Cristopolis A. Dieguez,

Program Specialist, Office of the General Counsel.

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[FR Doc. 2013-16783 Filed 7-12-13; 8:45 am]