In-Orbit Testing

Leverage Intelsat's engineering expertise and ground infrastructure to ensure a healthy lifecycle for your satellite.

In-Orbit Testing (IOT)

Testing the onboard equipment of your newly launched satellite can ensure a healthy lifecycle for your spacecraft. Access our extensive and secure commercial satellite communications network, our engineering expertise and ground infrastructure for customized in-orbit testing services. Intelsat’s IOT services are provided for spacecraft operating C-, Ku- and Ka-band payloads as well as for specialized payloads such as UHF.

Services include:

  • IOT slot identification
  • Regulatory coordination and IOT permits filing with adjacent operators
  • Generation and execution of test plan
  • Single site or simultaneous multiple-site IOT for reduced test time
  • Automated measurement stations located around the world
    • Established equipment configured and tested
    • C, Ku, Ku-BSS and Ka bands
  • Portable in-orbit testing system can be easily installed at a customer-designated facility
  • Optional network-only with no visibility into IOT data for customer anonymity


Benefit from Intelsat’s Expertise for Your Custom IOT Services

Working with Intelsat, you can receive a host of operational and economic efficiencies, including:

  • Shortened test times, fewer travel requirements, lower costs and an increased accuracy of results
  • Reduction of required engineering resources
  • Freedom to select among Intelsat’s network of 20+ antennas
  • Ability to run in-orbit tests remotely from Intelsat or your premise
  • Testing can be performed at any customer designated location
  • Intelsat can provide network-only access with no visibility of IOT data so proprietary information remains confidential