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Intelsat Launches Boeing-Built Comms Satellite

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IntelsatA telecommunications satellite that Boeing built for Intelsat lifted off Wednesday from a French Guiana spaceport aboard an Ariane 5 rocket.

Intelsat 29e launched into space at 6:20 p.m. Eastern Time and began to transmit initial signals to a ground station nearly 40 minutes after liftoff, Intelsat said Wednesday.

It is the first satellite in Intelsat’s EpicNG constellation and is designed to facilitate C-band and Ku-band connectivity for enterprise and government users in the North Atlantic as well as in Latin and North America regions.

Intelsat 29e is equipped with Boeing-made digital payload technology that will work to also support Internet of Things, wireless infrastructure and maritime and aeronautical mobility applications.

The spacecraft also incorporates a 16-engine propulsion system manufactured by Aerojet Rocketdyne.

Boeing said Wednesday it is working on a second telecommunications satellite for Intelsat under a six-satellite development contract.

The satellite company plans to launch Intelsat 33e in the third quarter of this year to provide high-throughput connectivity services to clients in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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