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Arianespace Successfully Launches Intelsat 39

By | August 7, 2019
An Ariane 5 rocket launching Intelsat 39. Photo: Intelsat

An Ariane 5 rocket launching Intelsat 39. Photo: Intelsat

Arianespace successfully launched Intelsat 39, which will provide video distribution and connectivity services for mobile network operators, enterprises, governmental entities, as well as aeronautical and maritime service providers operating in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Manufactured by Maxar Technologies and launched aboard an Arianespace Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, Intelsat 39 lifted off at 3:30 pm EDT. The satellite separated from the rocket’s upper stage at 3:59 pm EDT. Signal acquisition has been confirmed.

Designed with wide-beams and high-powered steerable spot beams, Intelsat 39 aims to deliver high-speed connectivity services. The satellite’s C-and Ku-band capabilities will add scale to the Intelsat Flex managed services, helping to enhance mobile connectivity for aeronautical, maritime, enterprise, and government customers operating across these geographies. Intelsat 39 will replace Intelsat 902 at the 62 degrees E orbital location.

“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.”