Intelsat launches Intelsat 39

Intelsat has launched Intelsat 39, which will provide video distribution and connectivity services for aeronautical service providers and others, operating in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

“Intelsat 39 adds to the breadth of services and vast geographic reach that our global network provides,” said Stephen Spengler, Intelsat’s chief executive officer. “Businesses and communities across three continents will have greater access to robust, reliable and resilient connectivity services whenever and wherever they need it.”

Intelsat 39, manufactured by Maxar Technologies, and launched aboard an Arianespace Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, will replace Intelsat 902 at the 62ºE orbital location.

Designed with wide-beams and high-powered steerable spot beams, Intelsat 39 will deliver high-speed agile connectivity services. The steerable beams will provide additional flexibility, enabling customers to rapidly reposition their service to respond to changing application or geographic requirements. The satellite’s C-and Ku-band capabilities will add scale to Intelsat Flex managed services.

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