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.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Equipment:||C- and Ku-band transponders|
|Propulsion:||R-4D-11, 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Intelsat 39||2019-049B||06.08.2019||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA+||with EDRS C/HYLAS 3|