Intelsat Taps SSL to Deliver a Communications Satellite for Broadband Networking and Video Distribution

AEHF satelliteIntelsat has selected Space Systems Loral to provide a high-power communications satellite for broadband networking and video distribution services in Africa, Europe and Asia.

The Intelsat 39 will replace the SSL-built Intelsat 902 satellite launched in 2001 and feature both C-band and Ku-band transponders and use the SSL 1300 platform to support various applications such as electric propulsion, SSL said Thursday.

John Celli, SSL president, said that the company looks to continue its working relationship with Intelsat and also collaborate on the development of new features to integrate on the Intelsat 39.

Thierry Guillemin, executive vice president and chief technology officer at Intelsat, said that the company will work to update and optimize the services of its globalized network to address customer demands.

SSL added that the satellite will also be operated using all-electric propulsion and use electric and chemical propulsion to facilitate orbit raising maneuvers.

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