News Archive / Tagged: Intelsat
SpaceX Falcon 9 launches Galaxy 31, 32 satellitesTheresa CrossNovember 12th, 2022
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket left Earth with two telecommunication satellites, Galaxy 31 and Galaxy 32, from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
Intelsat 29e satellite deemed a ‘total loss’Derek RichardsonApril 20th, 2019
After experiencing damage in orbit two weeks ago, satellite communications company Intelsat declared its Intelsat 29e spacecraft is not salvageable.
100th flight of Ariane 5 rocket orbits 2 telecommunications satellitesTomasz NowakowskiSeptember 25th, 2018
KOUROU, French Guiana -- Europe’s flagship heavy-lift Ariane 5 rocket flew to space for the 100th time in history on Tuesday, delivering the Horizons 3e and Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 telecommunications satellites into orbit.
SpaceX scrubs Falcon 9 launch 2nd day in a rowDerek RichardsonJuly 3rd, 2017
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — For the second day in a row, SpaceX has scrubbed the planned liftoff of its Falcon 9 rocket with the Intelsat 35e communications satellite. Like the July 2 attempt, this scrub was also for technical reasons.
OneWeb investor to buy legacy satellite provider IntelsatBart LeahyMarch 4th, 2017
TOKYO, Japan — On February 28, SoftBank Group Corp., a 40 percent partner in the satellite internet company OneWeb Ltd., announced that it will buy up Intelsat SA in a debt-swap deal that injects $1.7 billion into Intelsat and reduces the legacy satellite company’s debt by $3.6 billion. The merged entity will provide global communications and high-speed internet worldwide.
Ariane 5 lofts two communications satellites for IntelsatTomasz NowakowskiAugust 24th, 2016
Thundering off the launch pad at Kourou in French Guiana, an Ariane 5 booster took to the skies on Wednesday, Aug. 24, to deliver the Intelsat 33e and Intelsat 36 communications satellites into orbit. The mission, designated VA232 in Arianespace’s numbering system, lifted off at 5:55 p.m. EDT (21:55 GMT) from the Ariane Launch Complex No. 3 (ELA 3).
Arianespace to launch two Intelsat communications satellites into orbitTomasz NowakowskiAugust 22nd, 2016
Arianespace is in the final stage of preparations to conduct its sixth mission of the year by launching two Intelsat communications satellites into orbit on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The spacecraft, designated Intelsat 33e and Intelsat 36, will take to the skies from the Ariane Launch Complex No. 3 (ELA 3) in Kourou, French Guiana, atop an Ariane 5 booster. The launch window starts at 5:55 p.m. EDT (21:55 GMT) and extends for 45 minutes.
Intelsat taps Orbital ATK’s MEV-1 to extend life of orbiting satellitesJason RhianApril 13th, 2016
Orbital ATK has announced that Intelsat has selected the firm to launch the Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) – as soon as 2018. What this means is that if things go according to plan, the spacecraft could service and thereby extend the lives of satellites.
Looking back as Intelsat 603 mission ends in satellite “graveyard”Collin SkocikFebruary 26th, 2015
Intelsat 603 has officially reached its end. For 23 years, the Intelsat 603 satellite, or IS-603, relayed telephone calls using HS-376-type transponders which could relay an estimated 120,000 telephone calls at the same time. In January of 2013, the satellite was deactivated and was removed from geostationary orbit (GEO), but it was another two years before it was […]