Thu, 28 January 2016

Intelsat 29e Satellite Begins New Constellation

The first of six Boeing-built Intelsat EpicNG satellites for Intelsat has launched successfully from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket.

The Intelsat EpicNG satellites offer the most advanced digital payload available commercially and allow connectivity in any bandwidth increment from any beam to any beam. For example, a satellite beam serving a particular region can be digitally redirected to connect customers in an area with greater demand. This feature benefits Intelsats customers by eliminating wasted bandwidth.

Boeings digital satellite technology enables Intelsat to shift bandwidth to where its needed most over the life of the satellite, enabling their customers to rapidly adapt and meet changing market demands, said Mark Spiwak, president, Boeing Satellite Systems International.

This first satellite in the constellation, named Intelsat 29e, launched on 27 January 2016 and has sent signals from space.

The next Intelsat EpicNG satellite, Intelsat 33e, is currently in production and is scheduled to launch in the second half of 2016.

A customer for more than four decades, Intelsat has ordered more than 40 satellites from Boeing. 

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