Intelsat (NYSE: I) has selected SpaceX as its launch partner for Intelsat 40e (IS-40e), the company said.
The launch is planned for 2022 on SpaceX´s American-built Falcon 9 launch vehicle.
Intelsat 40e is an advanced geostationary satellite that will provide Intelsat´s government and enterprise customers across North and Central America with high-throughput, “coast-to-coast” services. The satellite´s capabilities will support the growing number of customers that depend on Intelsat´s managed services and solutions to easily integrate satellite into their overall networking and communications strategies.
Intelsat announced in February that Maxar Technologies will manufacture IS-40e.
This is the second launch for Intelsat and SpaceX. In 2017, SpaceX launched Intelsat 35e, a satellite currently providing high-throughput coverage for Intelsat customers in portions of North and South America, Europe and Africa.
As the foundational architects of satellite technology, Intelsat operates the world´s largest and most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructure. For more, visit Intelsat.com.