Already discussed in the Ariane 6 thread, Galaxy 37 aka Galaxy 13R. SpaceX has the launch order for this satellite.I don't know when the switch from Ariane 6 to Falcon 9 took place.https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/1229094530086/December%202021%20Quarterly%20Report%20-%20Intelsat%2012-29-2021.pdfpostscript: Intelsat’s updated Transition Plan (Filed September 30, 2021)https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/10930299220263/Updated%20Transition%20Plan%20-%20Intelsat%209-30-2021.pdfThere is already launch provider 1 (SpaceX) for the Galaxy 13R planned.
[Intelsat] quarterly report from March 31st.
Q2 status report [June 30]
Intelsat said SpaceX will launch its final C-band replacement spacecraft in the second quarter of 2023.
SpaceX is slated to launch Intelsat-37, the final satellite left to launch in this spectrum-clearing strategy, on a dedicated Falcon 9 in June.
Intelsat License LLC (“Intelsat”), pursuant to Section 25.114 of the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC” or “Commission”) rules,1 hereby applies to launch and operate a C-band replacement satellite,2 to be known as Galaxy 37, at the 127.0° W.L. orbital location. The spacecraft also contains a Ku-band payload to be known as Horizons-4, which will be Japan-licensed (collectively, the “Galaxy 37 / Horizons-4” spacecraft).3 Galaxy 37 is scheduled for launch in July 2023...3 Horizons-4 Satellite LLC, which will be a 50/50 joint venture between Intelsat US LLC and JSAT International Inc., will separately seek U.S. market access for Horizons-4. Horizons-4 will replace Horizons-1 (S2475), a Japan licensed Ku-band payload on the Galaxy 13 / Horizons-1 spacecraft, at 127.0° W.L
Galaxy 37 is expected to launch on July 15, 2023
Antonov Airline safely transported Maxar-built satellite to be launched by SpaceX.
Galaxy 37 has arrived at the spacecoast? The plane arrived in the week of May 6th.QuoteAntonov Airline safely transported Maxar-built satellite to be launched by SpaceX.https://twitter.com/AirlinesAntonov/status/1659249565797580815
Quote from: GewoonLukas_ on 05/19/2023 12:01 pmGalaxy 37 has arrived at the spacecoast? The plane arrived in the week of May 6th.QuoteAntonov Airline safely transported Maxar-built satellite to be launched by SpaceX.Other media write that it is about Intelsat-40e. I don't know why these reports are only now being published.https://www.projectcargojournal.com/airfreight/2023/05/18/commercial-satellite-flown-to-nasa-facility-in-florida/Intelsat 40e delivery: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=48630.msg2468310#msg2468310The picture is not the same, but compare the guy on the rope with the backpack, with picture 4 from the Antonov tweet.
Galaxy 37 has arrived at the spacecoast? The plane arrived in the week of May 6th.QuoteAntonov Airline safely transported Maxar-built satellite to be launched by SpaceX.
Nothing put a smile on my face like seeing a massive cargo plane. Antonov AN124 tail# UR82072 arriving at @MCO after a cargo delivery to the Space Center this week.
Intelsat has one more to go, the Galaxy 37 satellite SpaceX is slated to launch in early August, after deploying six C-band replacements under its strategy.
NextSpaceflight, updated July 9:QuoteGalaxy 37Launch TimeNET Aug 03, 2023
Galaxy 37Launch TimeNET Aug 03, 2023
Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated July 10:Quote<snip>A Falcon 9 will launch the Galaxy 37 communications satellite for Intelsat on early August TBD.
<snip>A Falcon 9 will launch the Galaxy 37 communications satellite for Intelsat on early August TBD.
Maxar-Built Galaxy 37/Horizons-4 Satellite Arrives at Launch Base07.17.2023Maxar delivered the Galaxy 37/Horizons-4 satellite to SpaceX’s launch base in Florida for its customer, Intelsat. The geostationary communications satellite will launch in August on a Falcon 9 rocket.Galaxy 37/Horizons-4 will deliver two kinds of capability. It incorporates Ku-band beams on a payload jointly owned by Intelsat and JSAT International. Its C-band payload joins FOUR PREVIOUSLY ORDERED SATELLITES FROM MAXAR that transition Intelsat’s broadband coverage to free up spectrum for 5G terrestrial wireless services.[...]
NextSpaceflight (Updated July 25th)Launch NET August 2023 (No longer lists August 3rd)https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6899