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Intelsat Selects SpaceX to Launch 40e Satellite

By | March 17, 2020

A rendering of Intelsat 40e. Photo: Maxar Technologies.

Intelsat has selected SpaceX as its launch partner for IS-40e, which is set to launch in 2022. The Geostationary (GEO) satellite, which will be manufactured by Maxar Technologies, is set to provide Intelsat’s government and enterprise customers across North and Central America with high-throughput services. 

“We look forward to working with SpaceX to launch Intelsat 40e in 2022,” Intelsat Chief Services Officer Mike DeMarco said. “IS-40e will join the Intelsat Epic high-throughput satellite fleet and integrated IntelsatOne ground network to provide our customers with the managed hybrid-connectivity they need in today’s ever-changing world.”

In 2017, SpaceX also launched Intelsat 35e, which currently provides high-throughput coverage in portions of North and South America, Europe and Africa.