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Intelsat and Azercosmos Announce Successful Launch of Intelsat 38 and Azerspace-2

Luxembourg, 25 September 2018 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and Azercosmos, the national satellite operator of Azerbaijan, announced the successful launch of the Intelsat 38 and Azerspace-2 ...

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Horizons 3e Successfully Launched; Completing Intelsat EpicNG’s Global Coverage

First Global C-and Ku-band High-Throughput Satellite Platform Covering Asia and the Pacific Ocean, Horizons 3e to Bring Fast, Efficient Broadband Connectivity to Developed and Remote Areas of the Region Global Footprint to Bring Unmatched Performance, Resiliency and Redundancy to Aero and Maritime M...

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Intelsat 38/Azerspace-2: Prepping the Spacecraft for Launch

By Mohinder Guru, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition The Intelsat 38/Azerspace-2 satellite, slated for launch on 7 September with Horizons 3e, carries a Ku-band payload that will provide continuity of service for the Intelsat 12 satellite located at 45 degrees East. Intelsat 38 will h...

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Welcoming Horizons 3e to French Guiana

By Ralph Goldstein, Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition August 8th began bright and early. The team departed from the hotel at 6 am so that we would not be late for the arrival of the Horizons 3e satellite at the Cayenne airport. The Russian built Antonov is one of the only airplanes in the w...

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Horizons 3e Arrives in French Guiana amid Preparations for September 7th Launch on Ariane 5

Covering Asia Pacific and the Pacific Ocean Regions, Horizons 3e to Complete Intelsat EpicNG Global Coverage Luxembourg, 9 August 2018 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite solutions, announced today that Horizons ...

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Arianespace Launches Boeing-Built Digital Satellite for Intelsat

Intelsat’s digital satellite launched Friday aboard Arianespace’s Ariane 5 rocket to deliver connectivity to customers in the Americas, Africa, and Europe. Read the full article here.  ...

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Intelsat 37e launches in Africa, Europe and the Americas

Intelsat has announced the successful launch of the Intelsat 37e satellite aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. Liftoff occurred at 5.56 pm EDT. The Intelsat 37e satellite separated from the rocket’s upper stage at 6.25 pm EDT. ...

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Fifth Intelsat EpicNG Satellite Successfully Launched

The Intelsat 37e satellite was successfully launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. This is the fifth satellite in Intelsat’s EpicNG series. Read the full article here.  ...

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Ariane 5 orbits Intelsat 37e and BSAT-4a

Designated Flight VA239, Ariane 5 has successfully launched Intelsat 37e and BSAT-4a, from Kourou in French Guyana. The mission carried Intelsat 37e for global operator Intelsat; along with BSAT-4a, which was launched as part of a turnkey contract between Japan’s Broadcasting Satellite System ...

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Intelsat 37e Launches, Bringing Enhanced Intelsat EpicNG Technology to Customers in Africa, Europe and the Americas

Fifth Intelsat EpicNG satellite features unique power sharing technology and steerable beam capabilities to deliver optimized services for broadband, mobility and government customers The all-digital Intelsat 37e is the first HTS satellite to offer full-beam interconnectivity between C-, Ku- and Ka...

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Ariane 5 is Set for a September 29 Liftoff

Arianespace’s ninth launch of 2017 is now scheduled for September 29 on a dual-payload Ariane 5 mission to geostationary transfer orbit with Intelsat 37e (for the global operator Intelsat) and BSAT-4a (for Space Systems Loral in the framework of a turnkey contract for the Japanese operator B-S...

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Countdown for launch of Intelsat 37e satellite

The international satellite operator, Intelsat, is at another key moment in its objectives of offering increasingly sophisticated services to the entire market. The Intelsat 37e satellite, the fifth of its next-generation, high-performance satellites, will be launched on 5 September n...

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Intelsat 37e Preparing for Launch

Fifth Intelsat EpicNG satellite will be launched by Arianespace on September 5 Luxembourg, 30 August 2017 Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications is preparing for the launch of Intelsat 37e, the fifth in their next...

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Intelsat 35e Launches Successfully

Fourth Intelsat EpicNG satellite to deliver high performance broadband services for telecom infrastructure, enterprise, government and mobility customers in the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa Tailored payload enhances Canal+ DTH television infrastructure in Caribbean Luxembourg, 5 July 2...

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Intelsat 35e Preparing for Take-Off

Fourth Intelsat EpicNG satellite will be launched by SpaceX on July 2 Luxembourg, 30 June 2017 Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications is preparing for the launch of Intelsat 35e, the fourth in their next-generatio...

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Arianespace, Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT sign a new Launch Services Agreement, for Horizons 3e

Tokyo, 20 April 2017 – Arianespace announced today that it will launch Horizons 3e, a satellite belonging to the Horizons joint venture owned by Intelsat (NYSE: I) and SKY Perfect JSAT. Arianespace will orbit this Boeing-built payload in the launch period starting late 2018 on an Ariane 5...

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Intelsat Announces Successful Launch of Intelsat 32e, Increasing Throughput for Broadband to Planes and Ships Navigating the High-Demand Caribbean and North Atlantic Routes

Third Satellite in the Intelsat EpicNG High-Throughput Fleet, Now with Unmatched Resilience over One of the World’s Most Trafficked Routes Luxembourg, 14 February 2017 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbon...

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Arianespace to launch Intelsat 39

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Intelsat Announces Successful Launch of Intelsat 36

Expands MultiChoice’s Leading Direct-to-Home Services in Sub-Saharan Africa Luxembourg, 24 August 2016 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, today announced the successful launch of the Intelsat 36 satellit...

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Intelsat 33e, the Second Intelsat EpicNG Satellite, Successfully Launched into Orbit

Intelsat EpicNG’s fast and efficient broadband connectivity now available across 5 continents, serving enterprise, wireless telecommunications, mobility, government and Internet of Things applications Expands Intelsat EpicNG coverage for aeronautical and maritime mobility, from the Caribbean and ...

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The Launch of Intelsat 36: Testing Complete

By Jon Harborne, Senior Program Manager, Intelsat Spacecraft Program Office On Monday, 25 July, the Intelsat 36 satellite arrived in Cayenne, French Guiana. It had been shipped by an Antonov aircraft from Moffet Field, California. Early on the morning of the 25th, the satellite was carefully unloade...

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The Launch of Intelsat 33e: Let the Campaign Begin!

By Brian Sing, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Last week was very exciting with the arrival of the Intelsat 33e satellite in French Guiana. The arrival of the satellite signaled the official start of preparing Intelsat 33e for launch on 24 August 2016 aboard an Ariane 5 vehicle. At the Boeing ...

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Intelsat 33e Arrives in French Guiana amid Preparations for August 24th Launch on Ariane 5

First Multi Spot Beam, Ku-band High Throughput Satellite to Serve Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific Luxembourg and Paris, 22 July 2016 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced today that Inte...

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Working Double-Time: Intelsat’s Next Launch

Intelsat has launched two satellites already in 2016: Intelsat 29e, the first of our Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites was launched in January, and Intelsat 31, providing media services over Latin America, was launched in May. Next on our schedule is the dual launch of Intelsat 33e and Inte...

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Intelsat Announces Successful Launch of Intelsat 31

Provides enhanced media capacity for Latin America Luxembourg, 09 June 2016 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced the successful launch of the Intelsat 31 satellite, which is hosting the DLA-2 payl...

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Intelsat 31 Launch: All Systems are Go!

By Todd Schilb, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition As I write this post, we are in the final phase of the launch campaign for the Intelsat 31 satellite. The Integrated Launch Vehicle (ILV), comprised of the Proton rocket and the fairing safely stowing the IS-31 satellite, is fully ass...

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Intelsat 31 Launch: Combined Operations Underway

By Todd Schilb, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Hello from Baikonur! All systems are GO for the launch of Intelsat 31 on Wednesday, 8 June. Those of us on site at the Cosmodrome have been working for several days now on the combined operations. We concluded the standalone effort of...

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