Intelsat selects the Boeing 702MP for EpicNG satellite

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 5 Sept. 2012. The Boeing [NYSE: BA] 702MP satellite has been selected by Intelsat S.A., a satellite service provider, for the Intelsat 29e satellite, the first of the Intelsat EpicNG next-generation system.

Sep 5th, 2012
Content Dam Avi Online Articles 2012 09 702mp Satellite
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 5 Sept. 2012. The Boeing [NYSE: BA] 702MP satellite has been selected by Intelsat S.A., a satellite service provider, for the Intelsat 29e satellite, the first of the Intelsat EpicNG next-generation system. Scheduled for launch in 2015, Intelsat 29e will offer high-performance communications coverage spanning North and South America, the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and the North Atlantic aeronautical route connecting North America and Europe. Intelsat EpicNG is designed to provide wireless and fixed telecommunications, enterprise, mobility, video and government applications that require broadband infrastructure. A high-throughput overlay designed to complement the Intelsat fleet, the Intelsat EpicNG platform will utilize multiple frequency bands, wide beams and spot beams with a high degree of flexibility and connectivity.

The 702MP's architecture combines multi-band frequency reuse with the benefits of backward and forward compatibility.

With Intelsat 29e, Intelsat completes its four-satellite order with Boeing. The first satellite in the order, Intelsat 22, has operated for almost six months in geostationary orbit. Intelsat 21, which was recently launched by a Sea Launch rocket, is now fully deployed and undergoing on-orbit testing. The third satellite, Intelsat 27, is set for launch in the first quarter of 2013.

More in SATCOM