Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) (TSX:MAXR), a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, has announced it will build four geostationary communications satellites for satellite operator Intelsat, the company said.
The contract was previously disclosed with Maxar´s 2020 first quarter results.
Intelsat ordered the satellites to transition its existing media distribution and contribution services–uninterrupted–from the 3.7 to 4.0 gigahertz portion of the C-band, to the 4.0 to 4.2 gigahertz portion of the band as part of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plan to reallocate 300 megahertz of C-band spectrum for 5G terrestrial wireless services.
Under the agreement, Maxar will deliver the Galaxy 31, Galaxy 32, Galaxy 35 and Galaxy 36 satellites in 2022. The satellites will provide primarily video distribution services to customers in the continental United States.
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