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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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Intelsat 29e Arrives in French Guiana amid Preparations for January 27th Launch on Ariane 5

First Multi Spot Beam, Ku-band High Throughput Satellite to Serve Latin America Luxembourg and Paris, 11 December 2015 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), the world’s leading provider of satellite services, announced today that the first of the Intelsat EpicNG series of High Throughput Satellites, ...

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IS-34 Arrives at Its Destination, Begins Service

By Joe Chan, Director, Flight Dynamics Last in a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 34 (IS-34). News about our recently launched satellite, Intelsat 34, may have seemed quiet over the past few weeks. But here in the Flight Dynamics group at our East Coast Operations ...

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Intelsat 34 Continues to Pass the Test

By Bertram Nagarajah, Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Part of a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 34 (IS-34). It’s been just over three weeks since the launch of Intelsat 34, and those of us on site at our East Coast Operations Center in Tysons Corner, ...

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For the Intelsat 34 Mission Team, the Launch was the Beginning

By Mohinder Guru, Senior Manager, Intelsat Spacecraft Program Office Part of a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 34 (IS-34). The launch of Intelsat 34 last Thursday was as exciting as they come! But while it was nothing less than “success in motion,” as the twit...

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Ready to Roll…to the Launch Pad, That Is

By Todd Schilb, Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Part of a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 34 (IS-34). With less than a week to the launch of Intelsat 34 on 20 August, much has been accomplished in the last few days, and IS-34 is now ready to be rolled o...

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The Camaraderie of the Intelsat 34 Launch Campaign

By Todd Schilb, Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Part of a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 34 (IS-34). There is a special kind of esprit de corps one experiences as part of a launch campaign like that of Intelsat 34. Far away from home in tropical French...

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Final Standalone Intelsat 34 Operation Complete

By Todd Schilb, Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Part of a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 34 (IS-34). It’s great to be back on-site to witness another satellite launch. It really never gets old and I’m happy to be taking up where Mohinder left off a...

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Launch Preparations Continue as Intelsat 34 Weighs in

By Mohinder Guru, Senior Manager, Intelsat Spacecraft Program Office. Part of a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 34 (IS-34). It was a great day on Friday, when we completed the latest step in the process of getting ready for the 20 August launch of Intelsat 34. Tha...

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Let the Final Launch Preparations Begin: Intelsat 34 at the Guiana Space Center

By Mohinder Guru, Senior Manager, Intelsat Spacecraft Program Office (pictured) Part of a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 34 (IS-34).  I’ve been so busy, I can’t believe it’s been more than a week since I stood on the runway and watched the touchdown of our...

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Intelsat 34: Our Next Satellite Set to Launch

By Mohinder Guru, Senior Manager, Intelsat Spacecraft Program Office (pictured) First in a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 34 (IS-34). I never get tired of the astonishing feat of launching a satellite into space. This is my 12th launch while working for Intelsa...

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Integrating the Digital Payload into Intelsat 29e

By Peter Huang, Senior Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Part of a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 29e (IS-29e), the first Intelsat EpicNG® high throughput satellite, set to be launched in early 2016. In an important milestone, the digital payload on IS-29e (pic...

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Putting the First High Throughput Satellite to the Test

By Peter Huang, Senior Manager, Space Systems Acquisition First in a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the construction and launch of Intelsat 29e, the first Intelsat EpicNG® high throughput satellite, set to be launched in early 2016. At Intelsat, we will be marking each milestone as we...

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