Westminster, Colorado–(business wire)–Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) (TSX:MAXR), a provider of comprehensive space solutions and secure and accurate geospatial intelligence, today announced the launch of the Galaxy 35 and Galaxy 36 built for Intelsat. I have verified that it is working as expected. An Ariane 5 rocket from Arianespace’s launch base in French Guiana.
With these two geostationary (GEO) satellites, Intelsat, the operator of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network and a leading provider of in-flight connectivity, is part of the US Federal Communications Commission’s plan to reallocate part of the C can be transferred without service interruption. -Band spectrum for 5G terrestrial wireless services.
“Maxar continues to lead the industry with the most reliable GEO satellites and remains committed to the Intelsat and GEO markets. We look forward to beginning in-orbit checkouts and adding these spacecraft to Intelsat’s latest generation of satellites.”
Shortly after today’s launch, both satellites deployed solar arrays and began sending and receiving signals. The Galaxy 35 and Galaxy 36 will then begin firing their thrusters, beginning their final journey to geostationary orbit.
Intelsat CEO Dave Wajsgras said: “Continued updates to the Galaxy fleet will enable broadcast viewers to enjoy quality programming across North America.”
Galaxy 35 and Galaxy 36 are part of five satellites that Intelsat will contract with Maxar to build for the C-band transition. All five satellites are built on Maxar’s proven 1300-class platform, providing the flexibility and power needed for a wide range of customer missions.
Maxar recently built two satellites for Intelsat, Galaxy 31 and Galaxy 32, which were successfully launched on November 12, 2022, and are now in operation. Intelsat has contracted Maxar to manufacture the next-generation Intelsat 40e geostationary communications satellite, which is currently being assembled, in addition to the five C-band satellites ordered by Maxar to support the transition to the C-band spectrum in 2020. did.
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