Press Releases

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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Press Kit | Intelsat B-roll Video

Compilation of b-roll footage featuring: Intelsat 29e and Intelsat 33e launches An aerial view of Intelsat’s administrative HQ in McLean, VA Interior views of Intelsat’s Network Operations Center in Ellenwood/Atlanta, GA ...

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Press Kit | Intelsat 33e Launch

Intelsat 33e Satellite Launch Video Clip Intelsat 33e Satellite Launch Animation  ...

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Press Kit | Intelsat 29e Launch

Intelsat 29e Epic Satellite Launch Video Clip Intelsat 29e Epic Satellite Launch Animation   ...

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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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Intelsat 32e Fact Sheet

Capture new growth with the world’s most advanced satellite platform! Learn more about Intelsat 32e, our third Intelsat EpicNG next-generation high throughput satellite. Click to download Click to download ...

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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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Intelsat 31 Launch: The Baikonur Cosmodrome

By Brian Sing, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition The launch mission for Intelsat 31, which features the DLA-2 Ku-band payload for DIRECTV Latin America, is well underway here at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Many of you know how historical Baikonur is. It was here the first sate...

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Intelsat 31 Launch: To Baikonur and Beyond!

By Jon Harborne, Senior Manager, Intelsat Spacecraft Program Office On 28 May 2016, Intelsat will launch the Intelsat 31 (IS-31) satellite, which features the DLA-2 Ku-band payload for DIRECTV Latin America. The satellite will launch into orbit aboard an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton ro...

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Intelsat 29e Completes In-Orbit Testing: The Start of an “EpicNG” Era

By Duy Nguyen, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition It has been a while since we wrote on the Intelsat blog about Intelsat 29e, our flagship high throughput satellite that was launched on 27 January 2016. As I pondered writing this post, I couldn’t help but reflect back on all of the ...

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Intelsat 29e Launch: Orbit Raising Underway

By Richard Laurie, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition The first of Intelsat’s new high throughput Intelsat EpicNG satellites was launched on an Ariane 5 vehicle on the evening of 27 January. It was a picture-perfect launch, blasting off right on time. Within 30 minutes of lift-off,...

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Satellite Launch Ushers in New Era

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Intelsat 29e Launch: An Epic Start

By Brian Sing, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Thursday night’s launch of Intelsat 29e was probably one of the most satisfying launches of my career – and not just because this was the first Intelsat EpicNG satellite, representing the next generation of satellite design in the ...

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Intelsat 29e, the First Intelsat EpicNG Satellite, Successfully Launched into Orbit

Luxembourg, 27 January 2016 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), the world’s leading provider of satellite services, today announced that Intelsat 29e, the first of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites, was launched successfully from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 vehicle. Liftoff occurred...

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Intelsat 29e Launch: All Systems Go

By Brian Sing, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition I have had the privilege of working with Arianespace on Intelsat missions for over 25 years. After all that time, every mission is still exciting. But I have to say that working on the launch of Intelsat 29e has been especially fulfill...

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IS-29e Launch: Satellite Attached to the Launcher

By Brian Sing, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Pose coiffe sur lanceur VA228 au BAF le 19/01/2016 It has been an exciting few days here in French Guiana as we have continued preparations for the launch of Intelsat 29e, now less than a week away, on Wednesday, 27 January. After the ...

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Intelsat 29e Launch: Fueled and Ready

By Brian Sing, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Intelsat 29e is now fueled for its years-long mission in orbit. With various tests and the fueling procedure now behind us, those of us on the ground in French Guiana can take a moment and reflect on the impact that this one satellite ...

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Intelsat 29e Launch: Propulsion Fuel Loading Underway

By Brian Sing, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition With two weeks until the launch of Intelsat 29e, excitement is building at the launch site in French Guiana. Since I last wrote, I’ve been to Paris for the formal acceptance of the launch vehicle by Arianespace, travelled back to Cal...

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Intelsat 29e Launch: Post-Arrival Activities Underway

By Brian Sing, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Late Friday, the Intelsat 29e satellite arrived safely at the Guiana Space Centre or, as it is known, Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG), on the eastern side of South America. After years of designing, constructing and testing the satellite...

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Intelsat 29e Launch: The Start of an Epic(NG) Journey

By Brian Sing, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition This is an exciting week at Intelsat, as we formally begin the operations phase of the Intelsat 29e (IS-29e) launch, set for 27 January 2016. For me, the journey to launch IS-29e started several years ago. This is probably my 40th laun...

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