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Boeing to Develop 4 Additional Satellites for Intelsat; Craig Crooning Comments

Boeing to Develop 4 Additional Satellites for Intelsat; Craig Crooning Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Boeing intelsatBoeing‘s defense, space and security unit has won a deal from Intelsat to provide four additional 702 midpower EpicNG satellites, bringing the total number of Intelsat orders to eight.

The EpicNG fleet is meant to deliver high-capacity data transmission for Intelsat customers, according to a Boeing statement.

Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager of Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems, said the company received Intelsat’s initial four 702MP orders in 2009.

BoeingLogoIntelsat 29e, the fourth satellite in production from the previous order, is expected to serve the North Atlantic and the Americas beginning 2015.

Boeing said the new agreement starts with the Intelsat 33e satellite, which is scheduled for launch in 2016.

Dave McGlade, Intelsat's chairman and CEO, said Boeing's technology for EpicNG will help Intelsat clients build their network architecture over the next decade.

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Written by David J. Barton

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