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Intelsat 17



Intelsat 17 was launched from Kourou at 18:39 UT on 26 November 2010 by an Ariane 5 rocket. The craft weighed 5500 kg. The satellite will provide a range of telecommunications services, joining the Intelsat 10 spacecraft at an adjacent location in geosynchronous orbit. Intelsat 17 is part of a nine-satellite investment program that is expected to provide enhanced high-powered capacity to Intelsat's global fleet. The satellite carries 24 C-band and 25 Ku-band transponders serving Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and Asia from the 66° E orbital location. It will replace the Intelsat 702 satellite and is designed to provide service for the next 16 years. Intelsat 17 is slated to enter service in the first quarter of 2011.

Alternate Names

  • 37238
  • Intelsat17

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-11-26
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • International Telecommunications Satellite Corporation (International)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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