Intelsat 37e Launches, Bringing Enhanced Intelsat EpicNG Technology to Customers in Africa, Europe and the Americas
Intelsat 37e Launches, Bringing Enhanced Intelsat Epic NG Technology to Customers in Africa, Europe and the Americas
Fifth Intelsat Epic NG satellite features unique power sharing technology and steerable beam capabilities to deliver optimized services for broadband, mobility and government customers
The all-digital Intelsat 37e is the first HTS satellite to offer full-beam interconnectivity between C-, Ku- and Ka-bands
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced the successful launch of the Intelsat 37e satellite aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. Liftoff occurred at 5:56 pm EDT. The Intelsat 37e satellite separated from the rocket’s upper stage at 6:25 pm EDT. Signal acquisition has been confirmed.
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Intelsat 37e, the fifth Intelsat EpicNG satellite, launches from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Intelsat 37e is a powerful addition to our award-winning Intelsat EpicNG network. It brings new technology and resilience as we continue to deploy the first, all-digital, high-throughput satellite system,” said Stephen Spengler, Intelsat’s CEO. “Intelsat 37e features enhanced power sharing technology and steerable beams, which bring additional flexibility to meeting regional and application requirements over the life of the satellite. Intelsat 37e reflects our multi-band, open architecture philosophy. Our overarching goal is to offer satellite services that unlock high-demand applications such as mobility and wireless infrastructure, supporting the growth of our customers.”
The all-digital Intelsat 37e is the first satellite to offer full, high-resolution interconnectivity between C-, Ku- and Ka-bands for use in wireless backhaul, enterprise VSAT, government and mobility networks. The C-band payload presents a comprehensive mix of high-power spot and wide beams, designed to deliver additional services and improved throughput. The Ku- and Ka-band steerable beams, which can be positioned as needed, have been added to increase network access and support high-demand areas for government and commercial mobility applications. They will complement the extensive Ku-band multi-spot beam coverage. In addition, Intelsat 37e improves the resiliency of the IntelsatOne Flex managed platform, bringing additional throughput to support enterprise, broadband, government and mobility applications in the Americas, Africa and Europe.