Press Releases

Intelsat Selects SpaceX to Launch Intelsat 40e Satellite

A rendering of Intelsat 40e, courtesy of Maxar Technologies. McLean, VA – Intelsat (NYSE: I) has selected SpaceX as its launch partner for Intelsat 40e (IS-40e). The launch is planned for 2022 on SpaceX’s American-built Falcon 9 launch vehicle. “We look forward to working with SpaceX to launch...

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Northrop Grumman Successfully Completes Historic First Docking of Mission Extension Vehicle with Intelsat 901 Satellite

Companies demonstrate groundbreaking satellite life-extension service DULLES, Va. – Feb. 26, 2020 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, SpaceLogistics LLC, have successfully completed the first docking of the Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) ...

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Telecom, technology, and aviation industry leaders join forces to create the HAPS Alliance

Group of companies united in goal of connecting more people, places and things by using the stratosphere FEBRUARY 21, 2020 – A group of global industry leaders today announced that they are forming the HAPS Alliance, an association of world-leading telecommunications, technology, aviation, and aer...

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Intelsat Introduces First-of-its-kind “FlexMove” Managed Service for Ubiquitous Land Mobile Connectivity

Available through select solution partners, Intelsat FlexMove offers affordable “always-on” connectivity 20x faster than current mobile satellite solutions on market   McLean, Va. – Intelsat (NYSE: I) today launched FlexMove, a new end-terminal managed service that makes it easy and affordabl...

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Maxar Technologies Will Build Next-Generation Intelsat Epic Geostationary Communications Satellite with NASA Hosted Payload

Launching in 2022, Intelsat 40e Will Provide High-performance Coverage to North and Central America Westminster, Colo. & McLean, Va. – February 3, 2020 – Intelsat (NYSE: I) has selected Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) (TSX:MAXR), a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space...

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Intelsat Helps American Forces Network bring Super Bowl 54 to U.S. Troops around the World

Intelsat’s C-band Fleet has Supported AFN Content Distribution for 15+ Years Former U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Josh Hauser knows what it’s like to serve overseas and miss out on important events back home. “When things like the Super Bowl or March Madness roll around, it can be hard – your m...

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5 Easy, In-Flight Connectivity Wins Commercial Airlines Can Score Today to Increase NPS and Drive Customer Loyalty

Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastion made headlines last month when he said his company was working hard to offer free Wi-Fi to its passengers. His comments didn’t come as a surprise to anyone in the aviation industry. After all, in-flight connectivity and entertainment have a positive impact on an airli...

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Satellite in a 5G World

There is broad and growing agreement that satellites will play a key role in 5G. Just last week, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) agreed to define satellite-integration specifications in an upcoming release of its 5G technical standards. The consensus that satellite should be part of th...

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Intelsat Announces Successful Launch of Intelsat 39

Luxembourg, 6 August 2019 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) announced today the successful launch of Intelsat 39, which will provide video distribution and connectivity services for mobile network operators, enterprises, governmental entities, as well as aeronautical and maritime service provider...

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Intelsat Reports Intelsat 29e Satellite Failure

Customers Transitioning to Restoration Capacity Luxembourg, 18 April 2019 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) announced today that the anomaly previously disclosed on April 10, 2019 has resulted in the total loss of the Intelsat 29e spacecraft. A failure review board has been convened with the satellite...

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Reach all of Asia Pacific on ‘Hot-Beam’: Intelsat’s Latest MCPC Solution Delivers Unprecedented Coverage for Distribution to Cable and IPTV Platforms

Rob Cerbone, Vice President and General Manager, Media For many international programmers, Asia Pacific can be a very dynamic, yet daunting region. For one it is geographically vast.  With countries ranging from China and Japan to Thailand and Singapore; India and Malaysia to Australia and New ...

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Horizons 3e: Redefining True Broadband Connectivity on the High Seas

Mark Rasmussen, VP and GM, Mobility, Intelsat With its large population spread across a vast area and a geography dominated by water, no region depends more on the shipping sector than the Asia Pacific and Oceania. The trade and economic growth of the region are reliant on thousands of vessels of al...

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The Climate Reality Project Goes Global with Intelsat

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore to host live, 24-hour broadcast on climate change; Intelsat provides global contribution and distribution services Luxembourg, 04 December 2017 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satelli...

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Tech Forward: CONNECTED!

Imagine being able to drive a car anywhere on the African continent, all the while with a consistent powerful broadband signal, strong enough for passengers to stream high-definition video while the driver gets updates on traffic and road conditions miles down the highway. Intelsat’s Managing ...

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Intelsat details Caribbean, US hurricane relief effort

Intelsat has announced its support of a series of organizations providing relief services in the Caribbean as well as helping local and US businesses recover from the three hurricanes that devastated the regions. Read the full article here.  ...

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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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TV5Monde selects Intelsat to broadcast live one-day event across five continents

TV network TV5Monde has chosen Intelsat as its broadcast partner to transmit Le Tour du Monde de la Francophonie (The Worldwide Grand Tour of Francophonie) on 21 September. Read the full article here.  ...

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TV5MONDE Rides the Intelsat Globalized Network for Le Tour du Monde de la Francophonie Broadcast

Intelsat to provide seven satellites to enable the upcoming television special, spanning five continents, 23 destinations and multiple time zones  Luxembourg, 20 September 2017 Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite commun...

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UHP Networks launches RUN VSAT service powered by Intelsat EpicNG

Intelsat and UHP Networks announced a new service powered by the Intelsat EpicNG satellite services. UHP Networks is introducing RUN, a FaaS broadband data service over the Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput fleet. Read the full article here.  ...

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Launch of a “significant evolution” of EpicNG imminent

Satellite communications giant, Intelsat, is preparing for the launch of Intelsat 37e, the fifth in the company’s next-generation of high-throughput satellites. The satellite is due to be launched by Arianespace on an Ariane 5 launch vehicle on September 5, 2017 at 5:51pm EDT at the G...

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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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Advanced vehicle antennas will enable high-throughput satellite connections

By Mark Rasmussen, Vice President & General Manager, Mobility New cars have been equipped with satellite antennas since the early 2000s, when both satellite radio and GPS navigation first became widely available to motorists. But those automotive antennas, typically a shark-fin shaped appendage ...

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Using HTS to Unlock Broadband Penetration Across Oceania

Robert Suber, Managing Sales Director, Asia Pacific Connectivity is an integral part of transforming community life and has proven socio-economic benefits. According to independent studies cited by the International Telecommunications Union, a 10 percent increase in broadband penetration results in ...

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For Faster Inflight Wi-Fi, the Satellites Have Arrived and the Antennas Are on the Way

By Mark Rasmussen, Vice President & General Manager, Mobility  Anyone who has tried to connect to the Internet from an airplane over the past couple of years has experienced the quality progression of inflight Wi-Fi. Passengers have gone from no connectivity initially to having the ability ...

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Press Kit | Intelsat 35e Launch

Intelsat 35e, the fourth Intelsat EpicNG satellite will deliver high performance broadband services for telecom infrastructure, enterprise, government and mobility customers in the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa. Intelsat 35e Press Releases Intelsat 35e Preparing for Take-Off Intel...

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Latin American Video Neighborhood Adding HD Capacity

By Eileen McGowan, Media Product Manager Video neighborhoods are essential for cable distribution because they connect satellites with thousands of downlink antennas representing millions of subscribers, maximizing the potential audience for a content owner or distributor.  A satellite cable ne...

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Intelsat Extends Agreement with Starz for Galaxy Fleet Programming Distribution in the United States

Luxembourg, 21 April 2017 Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced that leading global media and entertainment company, Starz has extended its commitment for distribution services on the Intelsat Galaxy s...

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Intelsat and Encompass Deliver Award-Winning NASA TV Ultra High Definition Channel to Latin America

Luxembourg, 21 April 2017 Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced that as a result of its partnership with Encompass Digital Media, NASA TV became the first linear Ultra High Definition (UHD) channel ava...

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