Intelsat has been at the core
of the biggest moments
in communications…
and the world.

We walked on the moon with Neil Armstrong. We walked down the aisle with Prince Charles and Diana. Since we launched the first commercial global satellite communications system in 1965, Intelsat has been transmitting the biggest moments in the world for everyone to share.

We pioneered the satellite market, and today our innovations serve as the driver for a new and even more powerful network, one that ensures truly seamless coverage, regardless of where you are and with whom you want to communicate. Our integrated satellite and terrestrial connectivity already reaches 99% of the world’s populated regions…now we can connect the unconnected…to make the unimaginable a reality…to open up new markets and services for you.

Early Bird

1965

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Intelsat I Launched

Early Bird (Intelsat I) is launched into synchronous orbit. This is the world’s first commercial communications satellite and “live via satellite” is born.

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Moon Landing

1969

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Moon Landing via Intelsat

Intelsat transmits television images of the moon landing around the world – a record 500 million television viewers worldwide see astronaut Neil Armstrong’s first steps…

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Live Aid Concert

1985

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Live Aid Concert

Worldwide television coverage of the Live Aid Concert to benefit the famine victims in Africa reaches millions of viewers across 88 nations via the Intelsat network.

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High definition

1989

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Birth of HD

On April 12, 1989, Intelsat delivers the first international digital HD transmission between the United States and Japan, continuing its role at the forefront of technology innovation.

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Sydney Olympics

2000

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Sydney Olympics Broadcast

Intelsat makes the Olympic Games in Sydney available to a record four billion people worldwide, as broadcasters use more than 40,000 hours of capacity provided by 10…

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2001

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Intelsat Privatization

Intelsat becomes a private company – Intelsat, Ltd. –  after 37 years as an intergovernmental organization. Intelsat begins investing in ground infrastructure and…

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2006

Intelsat Acquires PanAmSat

Intelsat announces the completion of its merger with PanAmSat Holding Corporation. With the addition of PanAmSat’s video market expertise, advanced satellite fleet and…

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2007

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Live Earth Global Concerts in High Definition

Intelsat broadcasts the world’s largest high-definition music event in history, Live Earth. Unprecedented in geographic scope and technological…

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IS-22

2009

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$3.5 Billion Fleet Investment Program

Estimated at US $3.5 billion, Intelsat announces its largest investment program to date, with a plan to launch 11 satellites providing new and replacement…

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2009

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Intelsat Announces Hosted Payload for Australian Defence Force

Working with its Intelsat General affiliate, Intelsat’s hosted payload program for the Australian Defence Force changed the…

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2012

Intelsat EpicNG Satellite Platform Announced

Intelsat responds to the evolving needs for telecommunications infrastructure by designing Intelsat EpicNG, an innovative satellite platform with an…

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50 Year Anniversary

2014

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Intelsat Celebrates 50th Year of Setting the Pace in Space Leadership

Intelsat launched the commemoration of the company’s 50th anniversary and the founding of the commercial satellite sector….

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