Experience and Know-How to Make It Happen

Intelsat Satellite Operations and Engineering services are provided from two geographically diverse operations centers that are manned 24/7/365. We operate and maintain over 72 GEO satellites today (52 Intelsat and 20 customer owned). Our services include managing the satellite bus, flight dynamics, payload, the terrestrial circuits, and the globally dispersed ground station antenna systems that are required to keep them operational and in service. Let us help you with yours.

Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP)

From the start you want a service partner that provides reliability, high availability, efficiency, a reduced capital investment, the least possible risk, and more value. Intelsat’s Transfer Orbit Support Services (TOSS aka LEOP) support all types of GEO Transfer Orbit missions, including chemical, hybrid, and pure electric propulsion, delivering a smooth and safe transition to your orbital service slot. Intelsat offers:

  • Highly experienced satellite operations staff who manage and direct the ground stations during the transfer orbit mission
  • Support for multiple simultaneous missions while maintaining network availability for overlapping missions
  • Over 54 ground antenna systems located at 18 globally dispersed ground stations providing coverage in C-, Ku-, and Ka-bands
  • High-network availability: Dual, and in some cases triple, redundant and diverse network connectivity for every ground station
  • Around-the-clock antenna availability and ability to switch between antenna locations and/or antenna systems to ensure mission continuity
  • Hindrance coordination to ensure satellites move and operate with minimal interference to existing operational satellites during the transfer orbit
  • Regulatory support to ensure accurate and timely submissions and to resolve regulatory challenges

Satellite Flight Operations and TT&C Services

Intelsat operates more than 72 Intelsat and third-party spacecraft today, including satellites from all major manufacturers, using a combination of dedicated and full motion rover Tracking, Telemetry, and Command (TT&C) antenna systems. Leverage Intelsat’s experience to operate and maintain your satellite or fleet.

Flight Operation Services:

  • Long term satellite flight operations and engineering support
  • Backup/emergency TT&C Operations support
  • Short term lease and licensing of TT&C antenna systems
  • Flight control system creation, test and integration support
  • Satellite operations training
  • Hinder database and coordination support
  • Drift, relocation and de-orbit support

Intelsat’s Flight Operation Services provide:

  • Support for Multiple Orbits: Experience with GEO, MEO, and HEO orbits
  • Automation for high availability: Automated control systems for all satellite buses reduces operational risk and increases availability
  • Operation Center Redundancy: Two graphically diverse satellite flight operations centers manned 24/7/365 with redundant and diverse data centers
  • Satellite Efficiency and Performance Improvements: Performance trending, anomaly resolution, and payload management and configuration
  • Regulatory Expertise: Regulatory compliance is performed by in-house experts
  • Emergency TT&C restoral resources: Intelsat has 54 globally dispersed antenna systems in C-, Ku- and Ka-bands to support TOSS and TT&C contingency operational requirements

Payload In-Orbit Testing Services (PIOT)

Testing the onboard equipment of your newly launched satellite can ensure a healthy life cycle 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.

Our 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
  • 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
  • Automated measurement stations located around the world
    • Established equipment configured and tested
    • C-, Ku-, Ku-BSS and Ka-bands

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