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Intelsat 37e Preparing for Launch

August 30, 2017 at 8:01 AM EDT

Fifth Intelsat EpicNG satellite will be launched by Arianespace on September 5

LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 30, 2017-- Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications is preparing for the launch of Intelsat 37e, the fifth in their next-generation of high throughput satellites. The high performance satellite will be launched by Arianespace on an Ariane 5 launch vehicle on September 5, 2017 at 5:51 pm EDT at the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.

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The Intelsat 37e launch team applies the Intelsat logo to the Ariane 5 launch vehicle in preparation ...

The Intelsat 37e launch team applies the Intelsat logo to the Ariane 5 launch vehicle in preparation for the September 5 launch. (Photo: Business Wire)

Manufactured by Boeing, the all-digital Intelsat 37e payload represents a significant evolution of the award-winning Intelsat EpicNG platform. The satellite features full beam interconnectivity in the C, Ku- and Ka-bands, and also includes enhanced power sharing technology and steerable beams in Ku- and Ka-band. These features combine to bring additional flexibility to address regional and application requirements for broadband, mobility and government customers in the Americas, Africa and Europe. Intelsat 37e will be placed into service at 342° East where it replaces Intelsat 901, which will be repositioned to another location in Intelsat’s Globalized Network.

A live webcast of the launch will be available here.

About Intelsat

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit

Source: Intelsat

Dianne VanBeber
Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

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