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Intelsat Orders New Communications Satellite from SSL

By | May 13, 2016
      Intelsat 34 SSL

      Like Intelsat 34 pictured here, SSL will construct Intelsat 39 based on its SSL 1300 platform. Photo: SSL

      [Via Satellite 05-13-2016] Intelsat has selected Space Systems Loral (SSL) to provide a new satellite for broadband networking and video distribution services in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The new satellite, Intelsat 39, is a replacement for the Intelsat 902 satellite, which launched in 2001 and was also from SSL.

      Intelsat 39 will have both C-band and Ku-band transponders and will be located at the 62 degrees east longitude position. The spacecraft will be based on the SSL 1300 platform, and will use both electric and chemical propulsion for orbit raising, followed by all-electric station keeping once in orbit.