Posted on: 14 December 2015 by Mark Howells
Intelsat 29e, the first of Intelsat’s EpicNG High Throughput Satellites (HTS), has arrived at the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will undergo final preparations before its scheduled launch on an Ariane 5 rocket on 27 January, 2016.
Following a successful launch, Intelsat 29e will undergo in-orbit testing prior to its expected entry into service date in mid-2016.
Manufactured by Boeing, the satellite will bring High Throughput capacity in both C- and Ku-band to North and Latin America and the North Atlantic region. It is designed to be fully interoperable with the already deployed Intelsat satellite fleet and terrestrial infrastructure.