Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) said its Intelsat 34 satellite was launched successfully from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 vehicle.
Intelsat 34 is a C- and Ku-band satellite to be placed into service at the 304.5ÂºE orbital location. It will replace Intelsat 805 and Galaxy 11 as the third in Intelsat´s leading Latin America, pan-regional video distribution neighborhood (which includes Intelsat 11 and Intelsat 21).
Intelsat 34 includes a C-band payload which will deliver media distribution services for blue chip media powerhouses including Fox Sports and HBOLA. The satellite also hosts a leading Direct-to-Home (“DTH”) platform in Ku-band as well as a specialized Ku-band payload serving the North Atlantic that will support broadband services for the fast growing aeronautical and maritime mobility sector. Intelsat 34 was built by SSL.
Intelsat is the world´s leading provider of satellite services, delivering high performance connectivity solutions for media, fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure, enterprise and government and military applications.