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Intelsat and satellite communications services provider COMSAT have partnered to market a broadband connectivity offering to U.S. government aircraft operators and coalition partners. COMSAT will add the FlexAir managed service to the company’s suite of airborne satcom services intended to help military personnel communicate anywhere in the world, Intelsat said Thursday. “FlexAir was designed with government users […] More
Intelsat General has introduced a broadband service offering intended to help military aircraft passengers connect to the internet while in flight. FlexAir uses the company’s Ku-band and EpicNG communications satellite platforms and is designed to operate with fuselage and tail-mounted antennas, Intelsat said Thursday. The in-flight connectivity service works to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications such as sensor […] More
Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and Telesat have formed a consortium that will implement a proposal to obligate a portion of C-band spectrum for 5G terrestrial services. Intelsat said Monday the C-Band Alliance will facilitate technical and commercial processes to clear a portion of the 3.7K to 4.2K megahertz frequency band in the U.S. to open the […] More
An Intelsat subsidiary has received a potential five-year contract to provide television and radio programming services to U.S. warfighters deployed worldwide via the American Forces Network. Intelsat General said Tuesday it will collaborate with SES Government Solutions, Korea Telecom and Allen Communications to facilitate broadcasting for U.S. troops who perform land and sea operations. The effort will leverage the IntelsatOne […] More
Intelsat General, a U.S. subsidiary of the Luxembourg-based satellite services provider, will participate in a Leidos-led consortium that won a potential $117 million task order to Orbital ATK develop a new satellite navigation payload for the Federal Aviation Administration. The industry team will build and operate the Geostationary Earth Satellite 7 as part of FAA’s Wide Area Augmentation System […] More
Intelsat and SES have jointly proposed to the Federal Communications Commission to protect the delivery of data and video connectivity and other satellite services in the C-band 3700-4200 megahertz downlink spectrum. The companies said Friday the proposal also aims to establish a technical and commercial framework that seeks to provide wireless operators access to approximately […] More
Intelsat has awarded Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) a contract to build a communications satellite based on the latter company’s GEOStar-2 platform. Orbital ATK said Monday it will design, construct and test Intelsat’s future Galaxy 30  satellite at a Dulles, Virginia-based manufacturing facility. “Galaxy 30 will be the 11th satellite Orbital ATK has built for Intelsat, and […] More
Orbital ATK has secured a contract from Intelsat to produce, test and launch a second commercial in-space servicing vehicle designed to extend the life of in-orbit satellites. Orbital ATK said Thursday it will start providing satellite servicing support through the Mission Extension Vehicle 2 by mid-2020 under the contract. The Dulles, Virginia-based aerospace and defense […] More
An Intelsat subsidiary has issued a white paper that seeks to show how its satellite platform works to mitigate hostile attempts to interfere with signals on the company's high-frequency satellites. Skot Butler, president of Intelsat General, said in a statement released Wednesday the company's Interference Resolution demonstration seeks to show the capability of the Intelsat EpicNG satellite system […] More
General Atomics and an Intelsat subsidiary have conducted tests to demonstrate the compatibility of a satellite platform with the beam switching functionality of an unmanned aerial system. The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems-built Block 5 Predator B/MQ-9 UAS was able to transition between the two spot beams on one of Intelsat EpicNG satellites ““ Intelsat 29e ““ […] More
Intelsat‘s digital satellite launched Friday aboard Arianespace‘s Ariane 5 rocket to deliver connectivity to customers in the Americas, Africa and Europe. Intelsat 37e satellite is based on the Boeing 702 platform and will work to support  enterprise, broadband, government and mobility applications once it begins operations, Boeing said Friday. Intelsat 37e is the seventh satellite that Boeing has launched this year […] More
Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler has been appointed a commissioner of a United Nations-backed organization that aims to advance the use of broadband technology at developing countries and underserved communities. Spengler has indicated he will support the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s efforts to collaborate with the public and private sectors to help create a “digitally […] More
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