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Intelsat and AMN Bring Mobile Connectivity to 1,000th Site in Sub-Saharan Africa

April 20, 2020 Global NetworkISPs, MNOs, and TelcosProfessional Satellite Services

Eighteen-month partnership has helped connect 3.5 million people This month, we celebrated an incredible milestone with our partner Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) – connecting the 1,000th remote site and bringing access to 3.5 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. Intelsat and AMN entered into a partnership in October of 2018 to accelerate the de ... Read More

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MEV-1: A Look Back at Intelsat’s Groundbreaking Journey

April 17, 2020 Global NetworkProfessional Satellite Services

On April 2, 2020, Intelsat 901 (IS-901) returned to service after docking with Northrop Grumman’s Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) in geostationary orbit. Intelsat celebrated IS-901’s mission-extension milestone almost 55 years to the day after the historic launch of Intelsat 1 (a.k.a. “Early Bird”), the world’s first communications sat ... Read More

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Intelsat Selects SpaceX to Launch Intelsat 40e Satellite

March 17, 2020 Global NetworkProfessional Satellite Services

McLean, VA – Intelsat (NYSE: I) has selected SpaceX as its launch partner for Intelsat 40e (IS-40e). The launch is planned for 2022 on SpaceX’s American-built Falcon 9 launch vehicle. “We look forward to working with SpaceX to launch Intelsat 40e in 2022,” said Intelsat Chief Services Officer Mike DeMarco. “IS-40e will join the Intelsa ... Read More

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Historic First Docking of Mission Extension Vehicle with Intelsat 901 Satellite

February 26, 2020 Global NetworkProfessional Satellite Services

DULLES, Va. – Feb. 26, 2020 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, SpaceLogistics LLC, have successfully completed the first docking of the Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) to the Intelsat 901 (IS-901) spacecraft in order to provide life-extension services. This historic accomplishment marks ... Read More

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Telecom, Technology, and Aviation Industry Leaders Join Forces to Create the HAPS Alliance

February 21, 2020 Global NetworkProfessional Satellite Services

FEBRUARY 21, 2020 – A group of global industry leaders today announced that they are forming the HAPS Alliance, an association of world-leading telecommunications, technology, aviation, and aerospace companies that are united in promoting the use of high altitude vehicles in the Earth’s stratosphere to eliminate the digital divide and bri ... Read More

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Maxar Technologies Will Build Next-Generation Intelsat Epic Geostationary Communications Satellite with NASA Hosted Payload

February 03, 2020 Global NetworkPartnersProfessional Satellite Services

Westminster, Colo. & McLean, Va. – February 3, 2020 – Intelsat (NYSE: I) has selected Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) (TSX:MAXR), a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, to manufacture Intelsat 40e, a next-generation geostationary communications satellite scheduled to launch in 2022. Ma ... Read More

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5 Easy, In-Flight Connectivity Wins Commercial Airlines Can Score Today to Increase NPS and Drive Customer Loyalty

January 17, 2020 AviationGlobal NetworkProfessional Satellite Services

Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastion made headlines last month when he said his company was working hard to offer free Wi-Fi to its passengers. His comments didn’t come as a surprise to anyone in the aviation industry. After all, in-flight connectivity and entertainment have a positive impact on an airlines’ Net Promoter Score (NPS), a key ... Read More


Satellite in a 5G World

December 20, 2019 Global NetworkProfessional Satellite Services

There is broad and growing agreement that satellites will play a key role in 5G. Just last week, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) agreed to define satellite-integration specifications in an upcoming release of its 5G technical standards. The consensus that satellite should be part of the 5G standards, at this early and defining sta ... Read More

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Using HTS to Unlock Broadband Penetration Across Oceania

July 26, 2017 Global NetworkISPs, MNOs, and TelcosProfessional Satellite Services

Robert Suber, Managing Sales Director, Asia Pacific Connectivity is an integral part of transforming community life and has proven socio-economic benefits. According to independent studies cited by the International Telecommunications Union, a 10 percent increase in broadband penetration results in increased efficiency and an increase in per capit ... Read More


Pioneers In Space: Orbital ATK Announces Intelsat As Anchor Customer For New Satellite Life Extension Service

April 12, 2016 Professional Satellite Services

Company Begins Production of First of a Planned Fleet of Commercial In-Space Servicing and Repair Vehicles Mission Extension Vehicle-1 for Intelsat Scheduled for 2018 Launch Announcement Expands Orbital ATK’s Leadership in Space Logistics   Dulles, Virginia and Luxembourg 12 April 2016 – Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader i ... Read More