Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), operator of the world´s first Globalized Network and provider of integrated satellite communications, announced the successful launch of the Horizons 3e satellite aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, the company said.
Horizons 3e is owned by a joint venture between Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT. Built by Boeing and based on the award-winning Intelsat EpicNG design, Horizons 3e will bring high throughput satellite solutions in both C-and Ku-bands to Asia and the Pacific Ocean region from its orbital slot at 169ÂºE.
The satellite will complete Intelsat EpicNG´s global coverage and provide broadband, mobility and government customers with unmatched performance, resiliency and redundancy. Horizons 3e is expected to commence service in the first quarter of 2019.
Horizons 3e is the first Intelsat EpicNG satellite to feature a multiport amplifier that enables power portability across all Ku-band spot beams. With the multiport amplifier, power can be adjusted to each beam to meet customer throughput demands. This enhanced, advanced digital payload features full beam interconnectivity in three commercial bands and significant upgrades on power, efficiency and coverage flexibility.
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world´s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat´s Globalized Network combines the world´s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.
SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation is a provider of the converging fields of broadcasting and communications. It is Asia´s largest satellite operator with a fleet of 16 satellites, and Japan´s only provider of both multi-channel pay TV broadcasting and satellite communications services. SKY Perfect JSAT delivers a broad range of entertainment through the SKY PerfecTV! platform, the most extensive in Japan with a total of 3.5 million subscribers. For more information, visit www.sptvjsat.com and www.jsat.net.