Intelsat 37e Satellite arrives at the Kourou Space Port for launch by Arianespace.

Intelsat 37e Satellite arrives in Kourou Space Port for launch by Arianespace

The Intelsat 37e Satellite owned by Intelsat, arrives at the Kourou Space Port in French Guiana for launch by Arianespace.

The fifth of Intelsat’s Epic high throughput satellites, Intelsat-37e represents a significant evolution of our award-winning platform. IS-37e features enhanced power sharing technology which enables assignment of power between shaped, fixed and steerable spot Ku-band and Ka-band beams. This allows satellite operator Intelsat to optimize services to the requirements of in-demand applications, by region, delivering efficiency improvements for mobility and government customers in the Americas, Africa, and Europe.

IS-37e is the first satellite to offer interconnectivity between three different bands. The next-generation satellite delivers high performance in C-, Ku- and Ka-bands for use in wireless backhaul, enterprise VSAT and mobility networks.

The satellite was successfully launched on September 29th, 2017 on an Ariane 5ECA rocket booster operated by launch operator Arianespace from the Kourou Space Port in French Guyana.


Arianespace is one of the world’s leading satellite launch company, operating a full family of launchers: Ariane 5 for heavy lift spacecraft, the Soyuz for medium size and Vega for light weight spacecraft.

The French multinational company was the world’s first commercial launch serviceprovider and operates five locations worldwide for the production, operation and marketing of the Ariane program. Arianespace operates its launch services from South America (at the Spaceport in French Guiana) and Central Asia (at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazachstan).

The company was founded in 1980 and has its headquarters in Courcouronnes, France, near Paris. Arianespace, a subsidiary of The Arianegroup, launched more than 550 satellites since 1980. Total revenues in 2018 exceeded 1.4 billion euros.

On 21 October 2011 Arianespace launched the first Soyuz rocket ever from outside former Soviet territory. The payload was two Galileo navigation satellites.

Arianespace primary shareholders are its suppliers, in the various nations of the EU. Arianespace currently has 20 shareholders with France as the largest stakeholder (64%) in the Ariane development program. Other countries that support the program are Germany (20%), Belgium (3,5%), Denmark, Spain (2%), Italy (3%), The Netherlands (2%), Norway (0,1%), Sweden and Switzerland (2,7%).

Arianespace launched satellites for all major satellite operators, such as Intelsat, Eutelsat, Telesat, SKY Perfect JSAT from Japan, ISRO from India, Hellas-Sat (ArabSat) and many others.

Intelsat S.A. is world’s largest communications satellite services provider. Originally formed as International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT), it was, from 1964 to 2001, an intergovernmental consortium owning and managing a constellation of communications satellites providing international broadcast services.

Intelsat S.A. currently operates a fleet of more than 55 communications satellites, which is one of the world’s largest fleet of commercial satellites. All of the Spacecraft operations are controlled through ground stations in Hagerstown, Maryland (USA), Riverside, California (USA), and Intelsat’s biggest Teleport Fuchsstadt in Germany. The company is serving approximately 1,500 customers worldwide and employs a staff of approximately 1,100 people.