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Fifth Intelsat EpicNG satellite will be launched by Arianespace on September 5
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications is preparing for the launch of Intelsat 37e, the fifth in their next-generation of high throughput satellites. The high performance satellite will be launched by Arianespace on an Ariane 5 launch vehicle on September 5, 2017 at 5:51 pm EDT at the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.
Manufactured by Boeing, the all-digital Intelsat 37e payload represents a significant evolution of the award-winning Intelsat EpicNG platform. The satellite features full beam interconnectivity in the C, Ku- and Ka-bands, and also includes enhanced power sharing technology and steerable beams in Ku- and Ka-band. These features combine to bring additional flexibility to address regional and application requirements for broadband, mobility and government customers in the Americas, Africa and Europe. Intelsat 37e will be placed into service at 342° East where it replaces Intelsat 901, which will be repositioned to another location in Intelsat’s Globalized Network.
A live webcast of the launch will be available here.