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Fourth Intelsat Epic satellite successfully launched

Intelsat has completed the successful launch of its Intelsat 35e satellite, the fourth of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellite series, from Cape Canaveral, Florida aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The Boeing-manufactured Intelsat 35e satellite separated from the rocket’s upper stage 32 minutes after launch, and signal acquisition was subsequently confirmed.

The launch was completed on July 5th at the third time of asking, following a short delay after launch attempts on both July 2nd and 3rd were aborted by SpaceX computers based on their readings of the launch parameters. Further checks by the SpaceX team revealed no issues and the launch finally went ahead a few days later.

The new satellite will be placed into service at 325.5° East to deliver services in C- and Ku-band to the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa. Intelsat 35e replaces Intelsat 903, which will be redeployed to another Intelsat orbital location by year-end.

“The successful launch of Intelsat 35e is a major milestone in our business plan for 2017, furthering the footprint and resilience of our Intelsat EpicNG infrastructure,” said Stephen Spengler, chief executive officer, Intelsat.

“With each Intelsat EpicNG launch, we advance our vision of creating a global, high performance (network) for our customers that will unlock new growth opportunities in applications including mobility, wireless infrastructure and private data networks.”

“As we further our innovations with respect to ground infrastructure and managed service offerings, like IntelsatOne Flex, we are transforming the role of satellite in the telecommunications landscape.”{/mprestriction}

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