Intelsat confirms successful launch

Intelsat’s latest satellite, Intelsat 39 (IS-39), has been successfully launched aboard an Ariane V rocket from French Guiana, the company reports.

The new spacecraft will be used to deliver services across Africa, Asia and EMEA using wide beams and steerable spot beams. Wide beams offer an expansive geographic reach, while the more powerful smaller steerable beams provide flexibility to react to user demand and direct coverage to busy areas.

The satellite features C-band and Ku-band capabilities, which will be integrated with Intelsat’s existing networks to add scale to Intelsat Flex managed services, delivered to maritime and other industries.

Intelsat 39 will replace Intelsat 902 at the 62ºE orbital location, the company has confirmed.

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