Tag Archives: Ariane 5

Lockheed Starts to Build 8th Comms Satellite for SKY Perfect JSAT

Lockheed Martin has begun to assemble an eighth communications satellite for Japan-based operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. inside a clean room near Denver, Colorado. JCSAT-17 is based on Lockheed’s LM2100 bus and the satellite’s payload is designed to incorporate S-band transponders, a processor and an 18-meter mesh reflector, the company said Wednesday. The satellite will offer high-bandwidth …

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Inmarsat Taps Arianespace for Global Xpress-5 Satellite Launch Services

Imarsat has selected France-based company Arianespace to help launch a fifth Global Xpress communications satellite from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. Arianespace said Friday it aims to send Global Express-5 satellite for Inmarsat into orbit with the  Ariane 5 heavy-lift launcher platform within the second half of 2019. Thales Alenia Space will build …

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Arianespace Launches Boeing-Built Digital Satellite for Intelsat

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 …

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Intelsat Launches Second Satellite for C- and Ku-Band Capacity in EMEA Region

Intelsat has launched a Boeing-manufactured high throughput satellite aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle on Wednesday from French Guiana as part of a project designed to bring C- and Ku-band capacity to Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Intelsat said Wednesday Intelsat 33e, the second of a planned seven EpicNG satellite project, will join Intelsat 29e to …

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Northrop Builds Spacecraft Bus for Webb Telescope

Northrop Grumman has completed the production and assembly of the spacecraft bus for NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope at Northrop’s Redondo Beach facility in California. The company said Thursday the structure is made of carbon fiber composites and works to integrate Webb’s optical telescope, instrument electronics and sunshield. It also houses the propulsion system, communications system and …

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Intelsat Launches SSL-Built Intelsat 34 Satellite; Stephen Spengler Comments

Intelsat has launched its latest satellite aboard an Ariane 5 rocket to provide C- and Ku-band connectivity for direct-to-home, cable programming and broadband services. The company said Thursday the Intelsat 34 satellite will serve as the replacement to the Intelsat 805 and Galaxy 11 satellites in the company’s video distribution network for Latin America. California-based commercial …

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Space Systems/Loral Launches New Satellite for Intelsat; John Celli Comments

Space Systems/Loral has launched a new satellite built for Intelsat into space for an initiative to provide distribution services in South America and the Caribbean regions. The Intelsat 30 satellite also achieved post-launch maneuvering in orbit after its launch on board Ariane 5 from the European Spaceport in the French Guiana, SSL said Friday. SSL designed the Intelsat 30 based …

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