SSL SELECTED TO PROVIDE HIGH-POWER COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE TO INTELSATPALO ALTO, Calif. – May 12, 2016 — Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was selected to provide a high-power communications satellite for Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone. The satellite, Intelsat 39, will provide broadband networking and video distribution services in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. It will replace the Intelsat 902 satellite, which was also built by SSL and launched in 2001.“SSL and Intelsat have had a close working relationship for many years,” said John Celli, president of SSL. “Intelsat 902 was part of a series of seven satellites that introduced new capabilities, which became a standard for future versions of the 1300 platform. Now, we look forward to collaborating on next-generation advances for Intelsat 39.”Intelsat 39 will have both C-band and Ku-band transponders and will be located at the 62° East longitude position.“Intelsat’s Globalized Network is an interoperable fleet comprised of high-throughput, spot beam and wide beam capacity, which we will continue to enhance and optimize based upon customer applications at particular orbital locations,” said Thierry Guillemin, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. “Working closely with SSL on Intelsat 39, we are incorporating the right combination of beams to support a diverse array of applications for media, government, and network services customers.” Intelsat 39 is based on the powerful SSL 1300 platform, which has the flexibility to support a broad range of applications and technology advances, including electric propulsion. The satellite will use both electric and chemical propulsion for orbit raising and will be operated with all-electric propulsion on orbit.
Arianespace to launch Intelsat 39, dated January 4, 2017Arianespace announced today that it will launch Intelsat 39 for Intelsat, one of the world’s largest satellite operators.Intelsat 39 will provide broadband networking and video distribution services in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, as well as broadband connectivity for mobile users in the Indian Ocean region. It will replace the Intelsat 902 satellite, which was launched by Arianespace in 2001.Intelsat 39 will have both C-band and Ku-band transponders and will be located at the 62° East longitude position. Of note, Intelsat 39 was selected by the government of Myanmar to support the rollout of cellular networks beyond urban centers, essential to achieving a digitally inclusive society. Intelsat 39 is based on the SSL 1300 platform.Arianespace will launch Intelsat 39 aboard an Ariane 5 from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, in the second half of 2018.Arianespace and Intelsat: A longstanding partnership “Arianespace has been launching Intelsat satellites since 1983, a very fruitful relationship of nearly 35 years,” said Ken Lee, Senior Vice President, Space Systems, Intelsat. “After two successful missions in 2016 that delivered the first two Intelsat EpicNG spacecraft, Intelsat 29e and Intelsat 33e, as well as Intelsat 36, into orbit, we look forward to continuing this partnership in 2017. We have the utmost confidence that Arianespace will also successfully execute the Intelsat 39 program.”Arianespace Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stéphane Israël said: “With 58 satellites launched for Intelsat over more than three decades, we enjoy an exceptional partnership with this leading operator. Arianespace began 2016 with a launch for Intelsat, and it is only appropriate that we start 2017 with a new launch contract with Intelsat. Thanks to Intelsat for its continuous trust: Arianespace will deliver!”
Planned launches:Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)2019NET May 10 - DirecTV 16, Eutelsat 7C - Ariane 5 ECA (VA248) - Kourou ELA-3 (or NET June)NET June - Intelsat 39, GSAT-30 - Ariane 5 ECA (VA249) - Kourou ELA-3 (or NET May)NET June - GSAT-30 - Ariane 5 ECA - Kourou ELA-3Changes on February 24thChanges on February 27th
As to Eutelsat 7C's launch partner:Quote from: GWR64 on 12/02/2018 08:47 am<snip>Eutelsat-7C fits in the lower position of the Ariane 5.http://epic-src.eu/wp-content/uploads/13_EPICWorkshop2017_EUTELSAT_EPIC_2017_Madrid_FINAL.pdf But I see in Q1 2019 no launch slot for VA-248 and also no partner for the upper position. A potential partner: Intelsat-39 is still planned in Q2 / 2019. IS-39 has a hybrid orbit raising system similar to IS-38. I did not find the mass and dimensions. So I do not know if he should start over or under the Sylda.Waiting for a complementary payload, available in 2019 Q2, is no longer a problem.The lower mass satellite's place is under the Sylda, in this case Eutelsat 7C, at approximately 3500 kg. The upper payload should be the more massive of the two, yes?<snip>The remaining possibility is Intelsat 39.https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/intelsat-39.htmIts fellows, built on SSL-1300S buses, mass between slightly less than 5000 kg to over 7000 kg.https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sat/ssloral-1300.htm
<snip>Eutelsat-7C fits in the lower position of the Ariane 5.http://epic-src.eu/wp-content/uploads/13_EPICWorkshop2017_EUTELSAT_EPIC_2017_Madrid_FINAL.pdf But I see in Q1 2019 no launch slot for VA-248 and also no partner for the upper position. A potential partner: Intelsat-39 is still planned in Q2 / 2019. IS-39 has a hybrid orbit raising system similar to IS-38. I did not find the mass and dimensions. So I do not know if he should start over or under the Sylda.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has chosen Arianespace to launch its GSAT-31 and GSAT-30 telecommunications satellites.The two satellites are to be launched on separate Ariane 5s from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana from end 2018 onwards, starting with GSAT-31.Both satellites will be designed, assembled and integrated by ISRO. They are planned as replacement satellites for the currently operational satellites providing key national services in multiple frequency bands including C- and Ku Bands.GSAT-31 will be based on an enhanced I-2K platform, to be stationed in geostationary orbit at a longitude of 48° East. It will weigh 2,500 to 2,600 kg. at launch. Providing communications to India, it will replace Insat 4CR, whose end of life is soon expected.As for GSAT-30, it will be based on an I-3K platform, will weigh 3,450 kg. at launch and ensure continuity of service for INSAT 4A, positioned at 83° East longitude. It will provide high-quality television, telecommunications and broadcasting services.Commenting on this contract, Arianespace CEO Stéphane Israël said: “Arianespace is delighted that ISRO has entrusted Ariane 5 with two new GEO satellites to deliver: GSAT-31 and GSAT-30, to be the 23rd and 24th ISRO satellites launched by Arianespace since our first joint success with APPLE in 1981. This contract underlines the availability of Arianespace launchers and proves to be another great demonstration of the strong bond uniting India and Europe in space cooperation for a better life on Earth.”
Ovzon Expands Reach Through Agreement with IntelsatWed, Apr 10, 2019 08:30 CETFaster speeds and higher throughput to ultra-small terminals provide ground-breaking solution for mission-critical communication needs of remote usersIntelsat and Ovzon have entered into a multi-year agreement whereby Intelsat will provide service to Ovzon via two powerful steerable beams on Intelsat’s planned new satellite, Intelsat 39, expected to launch in the third quarter of 2019. Intelsat 39 will provide services for network, video distribution and government customers in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The Intelsat-enabled service will add to Ovzon’s existing capacity, thereby expanding coverage for Ovzon’s customers. Combining the power, resiliency, and flexibility of Intelsat 39 with Ovzon’s managed service and ultra-small laptop-sized terminals will provide up to 5 times the throughput capability to small teams conducting disaster response, intelligence gathering, and other operations, delivering mission-critial information at the tactical edge. Such capabilities have traditionally required 2.4 meter or larger terminals.“This agreement plays an important role in enabling Ovzon to serve customers with global requirements for high-bandwidth services. It also strengthens our partnership with Intelsat to the benefit of both companies,” said Per Wahlberg, CEO of Ovzon.“The combination of Ovzon’s high-speed service to ultra-small terminals, Intelsat’s innovative steerable beam technology and the global coverage provided by the Intelsat fleet creates a powerful innovation in connectivity. Our partnership with Ovzon is an important step toward empowering remote users with the communications innovations they need,” added Samer Halawi, Chief Commercial Officer of Intelsat.This information is inside information that Ovzon is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out below, at 08.30 CET on April 10, 2019.
...Besides military satellites, Isro is also planning to launch high-profile Chandrayaan-2 mission and first demonstration test of the mini-PSLV or SSLV this year. Advanced communication satellites like Gsat-20, Gsat-30 and Gsat-32 will also be launched by early next year. Gsat-32 will replace Gsat-6A, which was lost in space after the successful launch due to a communication failure and was meant to mainly serve ground forces.
QuoteEDRS-CDate: 24 July 2019published today on http://www.esa.int/Newsroom/Launch_schedule_2019
EDRS-CDate: 24 July 2019
leaning out of the windowAriane 5 VA249 Intelsat-39 and EDRS-C 7/24/2019
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/68894289.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppstQuoteCabinet approves Rs 3,000 crore GSLV phase-4 programme for 5 launches Surendra Singh | TNN | Updated: Apr 15, 2019, 19:31 IST...A series of advanced satellites Gsat-20, Gsat-30 and Gsat-32 , which will boost communication capabilites of the country, will also be launched by early next year. While Gsat-20 and Gsat-30, a replacement of Insat-4A, will be sent to space from French Guiana, Gsat-32 will be launched from Sriharikota.
Cabinet approves Rs 3,000 crore GSLV phase-4 programme for 5 launches Surendra Singh | TNN | Updated: Apr 15, 2019, 19:31 IST...A series of advanced satellites Gsat-20, Gsat-30 and Gsat-32 , which will boost communication capabilites of the country, will also be launched by early next year. While Gsat-20 and Gsat-30, a replacement of Insat-4A, will be sent to space from French Guiana, Gsat-32 will be launched from Sriharikota.
Why is there no EDRS-B?<<< (Side note: Rocking my new Dr. Strangelove avatar)
Vom Airport aus auf dem Weg in Richtung Orbit (Foto: FMG/F. Steuer)...
Volga-Dnepr filed paperwork for a flight on behalf of SSL from Moffett Field to Cayenne NET June 22 (Intelsat 39?)