Maxar’s 1300-Class Communications Satellite Built for Intelsat
Maxar’s 1300-Class Communications Satellite Built for Intelsat Performing According to Plan After Launch
Intelsat will use the satellite to deliver video distribution and connectivity services to its broadband network, mobility and government customers
WESTMINSTER, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 6, 2019 — Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) (TSX: MAXR), a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, today announced that the high-power Intelsat 39 communications satellite, built for Intelsat, successfully launched today and is performing according to plan.
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The Maxar-built Intelsat 39 communications satellite is performing according to plan after its launch. Image: Maxar
Intelsat 39 began receiving and sending signals following a launch aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from the Arianespace launch base in Kourou, French Guiana. Tomorrow, Intelsat 39 will begin firing its thrusters to propel toward its final orbit at 62 degrees East longitude. Once in service, Intelsat 39 will provide video distribution and broadband connectivity services across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The satellite will also enhance mobile connectivity for aero, maritime and government users operating in the Indian Ocean region.
“The satellite replaces Intelsat 902,...