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Intelsat 36

Intelsat 36 [SSL]

Intelsat 36 is a geostationary communications s atellite to provide media and content distribution services in Africa and South Asia.

Space Systems/Loral announced in August 2014 that it has been awarded a contract to provide a new satellite to Intelsat. The satellite is built on the SSL-1300 platform and carries a C- and Ku-band communications payload.

The satellite will be colocated with Intelsat 20 over the Indian Ocean at 68.5° East to provide both Ku- and C-band services, with MultiChoice, Africa’s leading pay TV provider, utilizing the Ku-band payload. The C-band payload will provide video services to other customers who distribute content to South Asian cable communities.

Nation: International
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Intelsat
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 30 Ku-band transponders, 10 C-band transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: R-4D-11
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: +15 years
Mass: 3253 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Intelsat 36 2016-053B 24.08.2016 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with Intelsat 33e

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