Intelsat 33e [Boeing BSS]
Intelsat S.A. ordered in May 2013 construction of the Intelsat 33e satellite (IS-33e) as the first of a new four satellite package.
IS-33e has a high throughput C- and Ku-band payload for Intelsat's Epic system.
The payload is powered by two solar wings, each with four panels of ultra triple-junction gallium arsenide solar cells.
The satellite will be positioned at 60° East to replace Intelsat 904.
Intelsat 33e was successfully launched on 24 August 2016 together with Intelsat 36. The raise to geostationary orbit was delaysed, as the satellite suffered a malfunction of the primary thruster, which delays the entry into service until first quarter of 2017. The effect of the thruster malfunction on Intelsat 33e’s lifespan was minimal.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Boeing Satellite Systems|
|Equipment:||C-band high-throughput transponders, Ku-band high-throughput transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Intelsat 33e||2016-053A||24.08.2016||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA||with Intelsat 36|