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.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Equipment:||30 Ku-band transponders, 10 C-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Intelsat 36||2016-053B||24.08.2016||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA||with Intelsat 33e|