August 31, 2017 – Satellite communications giant, Intelsat, is preparing for the launch of Intelsat 37e, the fifth in the company’s next-generation of high-throughput satellites. The satellite is due to be launched by Arianespace on an Ariane 5 launch vehicle on September 5, 2017 at 5:51pm EDT at the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.
Manufactured by Boeing, the all-digital Intelsat 37e payload represents what the company describes as a “significant evolution” of the 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.
To find out Intelsat’s predictions for the future, see the September issue of Aircraft Interiors International. We also have exclusive video interviews with Mark Rasmussen, Intelsat’s VP and GM for mobility, in the Videos section of the website.