Intelsat 39 successfully launches

The satellite will provide video distribution and connectivity services.
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Aimed at providing video distribution and connectivity services for mobile network operators, enterprises, governmental entities as well as aeronautical and maritime service providers operating in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Intelsat 39 successfully launched yesterday.

The satellite is manufactured by Mazar Technologies and launched aboard an Arianespace Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. Designed with wide-beams and high-powered steerable spot beams, Intelsat 39 will deliver high-speed agile connectivity services. Because the beams are steerable; this will provide additional flexibility enabling customers to rapidly reposition their services. In turn, this will allow them to respond to changing application or geographical requirements.

Using the satellite's C- and Ku-band capabilities, Intelsat will add scale to its Flex managed services, enhancing mobile connectivity for aeronautical, maritime, enterprise and government customers. Intelsat 39 will replace Intelsat 902 at the 62ºE orbital location. According to Intelsat's chief executive officer Stephen Spengler, “Businesses and communities across three continents will have greater access to robust, reliable and resilient connectivity services whenever and wherever they need it.”

By hosting both C- and Ku-band satellite services for Myanmarsat-2, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) of Myanmar will be able to significantly enhance its existing network. It will increase overall network bandwidth, speed and reliability as it expands 3G and 4G services into remote areas of Myanmar. Intelsat 39 is expected to enter service in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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