Space Systems Loral (SSL) has announced that it was selected to provide high power communications satellite for Intelsat. Its latest Intelsat 902 satellite will replace the IntelSat 902 satellite, that was also build by SSL and launched back in 2007.
The IntelSat 39 will have Ku-Band C-Band transponders and will be located at 62-degree East longitude position. It is based on powerful SSL 1300 platform supports range of applications, technology advances and electric propulsion.
It makes use of both chemical and electric propulsion for orbit raising and will be operated with all-electric propulsion on orbit. This new satellite will offer data networking and video distribution services in Africa, Euro, Middle East and Asia.[notice]
John Celli, president of SSL
SSL and Intelsat have had a close working relationship for many years, Intelsat 902 was part of series of 7 satellites that introduced new capabilities, which became a standard for future versions of the 1300 platform. Now, we look forward to collaborating on next generation advances for Intelsat 39.
Thierry Guillemin, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Intelsat’s Globalized Network is an interoperable fleet comprised of high throughput, spot beam and wide beam capacity, which we will continue to enhance and optimize based upon customer applications at particular orbital locations, Working closely with SSL on Intelsat 39, we are incorporating the right combination of beams to support a diverse array of applications for media, government and network services customers.