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Intelsat 29e

Intelsat 29e [Boeing BSS]

Intelsat S.A. announced in September 2012, that it has ordered construction of the Intelsat 29e satellite (IS-29e). IS-29e was ordered in 2009 as an then unassigned satellite in a four satellite package.

IS-29e will have a high throughput C- and Ku-band payload for Intelsat's Epic system. The satellite will provide between 25 and 30 gigabits per second of bandwidth for fixed and mobile customers in North and South America and over the North Atlantic maritime and aeronautical routes.

The payload is powered by two solar wings, each with four panels of ultra triple-junction gallium arsenide solar cells.

Intelsat 29e will be launched as a single passenger on a dedicated Ariane-5ECA rocket in 2016, as apparently no suitable co-passenger could be found.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Intelsat
Contractors: Boeing Satellite Systems
Equipment: 14 C-band high-throughput transponders, 56 Ku-band high-throughput transponders, 1 Ka-band transponder
Configuration: BSS-702MP
Propulsion: LEROS-1C
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 6552 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Intelsat 29e 2016-004A 27.01.2016 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA

References:

  • Boeing website
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