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Intelsat 39 successfully launched

Intelsat 39 has successfully launched from an Arianespace Ariane 5 vehicle from the Guiana Space Centre Intelsat 39 has successfully launched from an Arianespace Ariane 5 vehicle from the Guiana Space Centre

Intelsat has successfully launched Intelsat 39 to provide video distribution and connectivity services for maritime service providers, mobile network operators, enterprises, governmental entities, and aeronautical service providers operating in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} Intelsat 39 was launched from an Arianespace Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite achieved lift off at 3:30 pm EDT and separated from the rocket’s upper stage at 3:59 pm EDT. Signal acquisition has been confirmed.

Manufactured by Maxar Technologies, Intelsat 39 has been designed with wide-beams and high-powered steerable spot beams to deliver high-speed agile connectivity services. The steerable beams will provide additional flexibility, enabling customers to rapidly reposition their service to respond to changing application or geographic requirements.

Intelsat 39 will host both C- and Ku-band satellite services for Myanmarsat-2 which will enable the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) of Myanmar to enhance its existing network. By integrating satellite solutions into its own network, the MOTC will be able to increase its overall network bandwidth, speed and reliability as it expands 3G and 4G services into the more remote areas of Myanmar.

“Intelsat 39 adds to the breadth of services and vast geographic reach that our global network provides,” said Stephen Spengler, Intelsat’s chief executive officer. “Businesses and communities across three continents will have greater access to robust, reliable and resilient connectivity services whenever and wherever they need it.”

The satellite will replace Intelsat 902 at the 62ºE orbital location and will enter service in the fourth quarter of 2019.{/mprestriction}

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