Intelsat 30 (IS-30) was successfully launched on 16 October 2014 via and the Ariane 5 rocket. Built for Intelsat by Space Systems/Loral (SSL), Intelsat 30 is a 20-kilowatt class Ku-and C-band satellite. The Ku-band payload, identified as DLA-1, is designed to provide distribution services for DIRECTV Latin America, with precision antennas that will enable video delivery to hundreds of different local markets in the region. The C-band portion enhances Intelsat’s existing C-band service infrastructure serving Latin America. The satellite started service at its location of 95° West, co-located with Intelsat’s Galaxy 3C satellite, and is expected to have a service life of more than 15 years.
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