Intelsat-39 (IS-39) at 62° East
|Manufacturer:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Launch vehicle:||Ariane 5ECA|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
Intelsat-39 (IS-39), located at 62° East, is designed with wide and high-powered steerable spot beams and replaced Intelsat 902 at 62° East to meet the needs of broadband networking, video and government customers across Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle-East.
The satellite will have C-and Ku-band capabilities and enhanced mobile connectivity for aero, maritime and government users operating in the Indian Ocean region. Intelsat-39 provides a powerful platform that will enable mobile network operators, enterprises and internet serviceproviders to deliver faster and more efficient connectivity services. In addition, it will provide governments with the ability to expand connectivity to additional remote areas and continue to narrow the digital divide.
The satellite was constructed by Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) based their LS-1300 bus. Intelsat-39 was launched on August 6th, 2019 on an Ariane 5 launcher operated by launch opertor Arianespace from the launch base in French Guiana.