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.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Boeing Satellite Systems|
|Equipment:||14 C-band high-throughput transponders, 56 Ku-band high-throughput transponders, 1 Ka-band transponder|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Intelsat 29e||2016-004A||27.01.2016||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA|