The Intelsat 31 satellite launch mission was successful on June 6, 2016. Liftoff occurred at 7:10 GMT. The Intelsat 31 satellite separated from the rocket’s upper stage at 22:41 GMT, and signal acquisition has been confirmed.
Intelsat 31 is a C- and Ku-band satellite manufactured by Space Systems Loral (SSL). 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.
Watch the Launch of Intelsat 31