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.
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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.