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Satellite industry leaders on Tuesday talked about innovations and challenges facing the space economy and industry during a panel discussion at a conference and Intelsat CEO Dave Wajsgras joined the panel to discuss the opportunity that underserved and unserved populations present to the sector, Via Satellite reported. “You’ve got the underserved and unserved populations, geographically […] More
Two geostationary satellites that Maxar Technologies built for Intelsat unfolded their solar arrays and started transmitting signals and commissioning activities on orbit following their launch Tuesday aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from Arianespace’s launch site in French Guiana. The Galaxy 35 and Galaxy 36 satellites will enable Intelsat to transfer its services as the Federal […] More
Intelsat CEO Dave Wajsgras said he considers defense and mobility as key channels for future growth at the satellite communications services provider. “Having years of experience in defense, I can definitely help here,” he told Via Satellite in an interview. Wajsgras, a two-decade industry veteran who took the helm of Intelsat in April, shared his […] More
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions will provide its software-defined satellite ground system for use in support of operating Intelsat’s ground and space systems to help deliver network services to customers. The OpenSpace Platform of Kratos is eyed to enable deployment of carrier-grade services to Intelsat clients in minutes rather than the usual weeks-long duration, the […] More
Intelsat has unveiled a new connectivity offering designed to help programmers securely access both Amazon Web Services and the IntelsatOne Media Network. The satellite services company said Tuesday its new Cloud Connect Media service offers a private gateway between Intelsat’s global media distribution network and AWS. Intelsat expects its AWS partnership to provide customers a […] More
Intelsat has agreed to acquire two software-defined satellites from a joint venture of Thales and Leonardo for its planned 5G network. The two satellites from Thales Alenia Space will join the other two software-defined spacecraft that Intelsat procured from Airbus – Intelsat 42 and Intelsat 43 and are expected to be in service in 2025, […] More
Satellite operators Intelsat and OneWeb, in collaboration with Linchpin Solutions, have performed a demonstration of a global multi-orbit satellite communications system designed to offer soldiers high-throughput connectivity in contested electronic warfare environments. The companies presented to Department of Defense representatives the system’s ability to switch data transport between geostationary orbit and low Earth orbit constellations […] More

Northrop Grumman and its SpaceLogistics subsidiary have docked a satellite servicing vehicle to an Intelsat-built commercial communications satellite operating in geostationary orbit as part of a five-year life-extension contract between the companies. Northrop said Monday the Mission Extension Vehicle-2 will provide the IS-10-02 with robotics-based services to extend the satellite's life while in space.


Peter Davidson, who previously served as an executive at Verizon Communications and general counsel at the Department of Commerce, has joined Intelsat as vice president of global government affairs and policy. He will be responsible for developing Intelsat's global government engagement strategy and will work from its office in McLean, Va., the communications satellite company said Monday.

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