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Intelsat 39



Intelsat 39 is a high-power geostationary communications satellite for Intelsat, which will broadband networking and video distribution services in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. .

Space Systems/Loral announced in May 2016 that it has been awarded a contract to provide a new satellite to Intelsat. The satellite is built on the SSL-1300 platform and carries a C- and Ku-band communications payload. The satellite will use both electric and chemical propulsion for orbit raising and will be operated with all-electric propulsion on orbit.

It will be stationed at the 62° East longitude position to replace the Intelsat 902 satellite, which was also built by SSL and launched in 2001.

Alternate Names

  • Intelsat39
  • 44476

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2019-08-06
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 6600 kg

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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