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Intelsat New Dawn



Intelsat New Dawn, an African communications satellite, was launched from Kourou on 22 April 2011 at 21:37 UT. The satellite was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket and weighed approximately 3000 kg. Marketed and operated as part of the Intelsat satellite fleet, it is the first African private sector communications satellite with the mission of supplying critical communications infrastructure for African customers. It carries C-band and Ku-band transponders and will provide wireless broadband, television, and other media applications, covering Africa, Western Europe, the Middle East and Pakistan. Intelsat New Dawn will be parked at 32.8 degrees E longitude. It is designed to operate for more than 15 years.

Alternate Names

  • 37392
  • IntelsatNewDawn

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-04-22
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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