Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world´s first Globalized Network and provider of integrated satellite communications, has launched the Intelsat 37e satellite aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, the company said.
Liftoff occurred at 5:56 pm EDT. The Intelsat 37e satellite separated from the rocket´s upper stage at 6:25 pm EDT. Signal acquisition has been confirmed.
The all-digital Intelsat 37e is the first satellite to offer full, high-resolution interconnectivity between C-, Ku- and Ka-bands for use in wireless backhaul, enterprise VSAT, government and mobility networks. The C-band payload presents a comprehensive mix of high-power spot and wide beams, designed to deliver additional services and improved throughput. The Ku- and Ka-band steerable beams, which can be positioned as needed, have been added to increase network access and support high-demand areas for government and commercial mobility applications.
They will complement the extensive Ku-band multi-spot beam coverage. In addition, Intelsat 37e improves the resiliency of the IntelsatOne Flex managed platform, bringing additional throughput to support enterprise, broadband, government and mobility applications in the Americas, Africa and Europe.
Intelsat 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.