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Intelsat 39

Intelsat 39 [SSL]

Intelsat 39 is a high-power geostationary communications satellite for Intelsat, which will broadband networking and video distribution services in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Space Systems/Loral announced in May 2016 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 use both electric and chemical propulsion for orbit raising and will be operated with all-electric propulsion on orbit.

It will be stationed at the 62 East longitude position to replace the Intelsat 902 satellite, which was also built by SSL and launched in 2001.

Nation: International
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Intelsat
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: C- and Ku-band transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: R-4D-11, 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: +15 years
Mass: 6600 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Intelsat 39 2019-049B 06.08.2019 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA+ with EDRS C/HYLAS 3


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