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Intelsat General, a U.S. subsidiary of the Luxembourg-based satellite services provider, will participate in a Leidos-led consortium that won a potential $117 million task order to Orbital ATK develop a new satellite navigation payload for the Federal Aviation Administration. The industry team will build and operate the Geostationary Earth Satellite 7 as part of FAA’s Wide Area Augmentation System […] More
Intelsat and SES have jointly proposed to the Federal Communications Commission to protect the delivery of data and video connectivity and other satellite services in the C-band 3700-4200 megahertz downlink spectrum. The companies said Friday the proposal also aims to establish a technical and commercial framework that seeks to provide wireless operators access to approximately […] More
Intelsat has awarded Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) a contract to build a communications satellite based on the latter company’s GEOStar-2 platform. Orbital ATK said Monday it will design, construct and test Intelsat’s future Galaxy 30  satellite at a Dulles, Virginia-based manufacturing facility. “Galaxy 30 will be the 11th satellite Orbital ATK has built for Intelsat, and […] More
Orbital ATK has secured a contract from Intelsat to produce, test and launch a second commercial in-space servicing vehicle designed to extend the life of in-orbit satellites. Orbital ATK said Thursday it will start providing satellite servicing support through the Mission Extension Vehicle 2 by mid-2020 under the contract. The Dulles, Virginia-based aerospace and defense […] More
An Intelsat subsidiary has issued a white paper that seeks to show how its satellite platform works to mitigate hostile attempts to interfere with signals on the company’s high-frequency satellites. Skot Butler, president of Intelsat General, said in a statement released Wednesday the company’s Interference Resolution demonstration seeks to show the capability of the Intelsat EpicNG satellite system […] More
General Atomics and an Intelsat subsidiary have conducted tests to demonstrate the compatibility of a satellite platform with the beam switching functionality of an unmanned aerial system. The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems-built Block 5 Predator B/MQ-9 UAS was able to transition between the two spot beams on one of Intelsat EpicNG satellites – Intelsat 29e – […] More
Intelsat‘s digital satellite launched Friday aboard Arianespace‘s Ariane 5 rocket to deliver connectivity to customers in the Americas, Africa and Europe. Intelsat 37e satellite is based on the Boeing 702 platform and will work to support  enterprise, broadband, government and mobility applications once it begins operations, Boeing said Friday. Intelsat 37e is the seventh satellite that Boeing has launched this year […] More
Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler has been appointed a commissioner of a United Nations-backed organization that aims to advance the use of broadband technology at developing countries and underserved communities. Spengler has indicated he will support the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s efforts to collaborate with the public and private sectors to help create a “digitally […] More
An Intelsat subsidiary has joined a channel partner program of Airbus‘ defense and space segment for military satellite communication services. Intelsat General will offer Skynet X-band and ultra-high-frequency services to the U.S. government under the channel partner agreement, Airbus said Wednesday. Richard Franklin, head of the secure communications business at Airbus Defense and Space, said the new partnership will provide services to customers via the newly […] More
Aerojet Rocketdyne has provided the rocket engines that Intelsat‘s Boeing-built 33e communications satellite currently uses to perform in-flight maneuvers as the satellite begins operations. The rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer said Friday the satellite, which is part of the Intelsat Epic Next Generation series, is equipped with its 100-volt electric propulsion thrusters and the MR-111C and MR-106L monopropellant hydrazine engines. Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and […] More
Rory Welch, vice president of engineering and service delivery at Intelsat General, has said the U.S. government should work to leverage insights from the commercial space industry in an effort to facilitate innovation and keep the country’s edge in the national security space domain. Welch wrote in a blog post published Tuesday that the U.S. […] More
An Intelsat subsidiary has secured a task order from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide satellite connectivity to RiteNet Corp. in support of the U.S. Army‘s tests. Intelsat General said Thursday RiteNet will use Ku-band capacity on an Intelsat satellite to supply ongoing and surge capacity for the Army’s Warfighter Information Network. The service branch uses WIN-T to conduct a range […] More
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