Recent Intelsat Satellite Launches

Intelsat 36 (IS-36)

Successfully launched on 24 August 2016, IS-36 is designed to enhance Intelsat’s media neighborhoods serving Africa and the Indian Ocean regions, and is co-located with IS-20 at 68.5° E. The Ku-band payload supports MultiChoice, the leading direct-to-home platform in South Africa, and the C-band payload provides in-orbit resilience for Intelsat’s leading video content distribution neighborhood. Read more >>

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Newly Launched IS-36 Enhances Resiliency For Media Customers in the Indian Ocean Region

Television broadcasters and cable providers that rely on satellites for program delivery don’t want “almost” 100% reliability — they want exactly 100%, with no chance …

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Intelsat 33e (IS-33e)

Successfully launched on 24 August 2016, IS-33e is the second, in the plan of seven, Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellites. This satellite brings high throughput capacity in both C- and Ku-band to the Africa, Europe, Middle East, and Asia regions. The IS-33e payload delivers carrier-grade services to fixed and mobile network operators, and broadband for applications such as enterprise, aeronautical and maritime mobility, and government. Read more >>

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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 …

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Intelsat 31

Successfully launched on 9 June 2016, IS-31 is a Ku- and C-band satellite. The C-band payload will enhance Intelsat’s C-band infrastructure serving Latin America, and DIRECTV Latin America will use the Ku-band payload to expand its current Direct-to-Home (DTH) entertainment offerings for Pan Americana, and provide backup and restoration services. The satellite will be co-located with Intelsat’s Galaxy 3C and Intelsat 30 satellites at 95°W. Read more >>

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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 …

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Intelsat 29e (IS-29e)

Successfully launched on 27 January 2016, IS-29e is our first EpicNG next-generation high throughput satellite. IS-29e combines high throughput Ku- spot beams in the Americas as well as Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean coverage. A transatlantic Ku- wide beam overlay provides broadcast capabilities for in-flight entertainment and C-band wide beam provides full South American continent coverage for media distribution.

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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 …

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Intelsat 34 (IS-34)

Successfully launched on 20 August 2015, IS-34 is a Ku- and C-band satellite. It replaces Intelsat 805 and Galaxy 11 as the third in Intelsat’s leading Latin America, pan-regional video distribution neighborhood (which includes Intelsat 11 and Intelsat 21). IS-34 includes a C-band payload which delivers media distribution services for blue chip media powerhouses including Fox Sports and HBOLA.
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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 …

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Intelsat 30 (IS-30)

Successfully launched on 16 October 2014, IS-30 is a Ku-and C-band satellite. The Ku-band payload, identified as DLA-1, provides distribution services for DIRECTV Latin America, with precision antennas that 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. Positioned at 95° West, IS-30 is co-located with Intelsat’s Galaxy 3C satellite.
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Intelsat 23 (IS-23)

Successfully launched in October 2012, IS-23 provides enhanced capacity for enterprise, oil and gas, and data networking applications. Replacing Intelsat 707 at 307° East, the satellite provides C-band services to customers in the Americas, Europe and Africa, and Ku-band coverage for Latin America.
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Intelsat 21 (IS-21)

Successfully launched in August 2012, IS-21 is part of Intelsat’s fleet replacement and expansion plans. IS-21 replaced the Intelsat 9 satellite. IS-21 serves the Latin America and Caribbean media community with the highest cable head-end penetration in the region, as well as hosting a thriving DTH community. IS-21 also carries a mobility beam to provide South Atlantic coverage in Intelsat’s global Ku-band mobility fabric. IS-21 is the 133rd satellite built for Intelsat.
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Intelsat 20 (IS-20)

Successfully launched in August 2012, IS-20 provides C-band and Ku-band for cellular backhaul and VSAT services. Intelsat 20 also hosts the largest DTH platform in Africa. IS-20 replaced Intelsat 7 and Intelsat 10 at 68.5° East.
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