Intelsat 901 Satellite Returns to Service Using Northrop Grumman’s Mission Extension Vehicle
Combined spacecraft stack now fully operational as companies demonstrate advantages of satellite life-extension service
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Intelsat 901 with planet Earth in the background taken from the approaching MEV-1 in February. Courtesy: Northrop Grumman/SpaceLogistics.
Since the February rendezvous, MEV-1 has assumed navigation of the combined spacecraft stack reducing its inclination by 1.6° and relocating
Intelsat views life-extension services, like MEV technology, as a cost-effective and efficient way to minimize service disruptions, enhance the overall flexibility of its satellite fleet and better support the evolving needs of its customers.
“With a focus on providing the best customer experience in our industry, Intelsat is proud to have pioneered this innovative first with Northrop Grumman. We see increased demand for our connectivity services around the world, and preserving our customers’ experience using innovative technology such as MEV-1 is helping us meet that need,” said Intelsat Chief Services Officer
“Our partnership with Intelsat was critical to delivering this innovative satellite technology into operation,” said
Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman and SpaceLogistics will provide five years of life extension services to
As the foundational architects of satellite technology, Intelsat operates the world’s largest and most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructure. We apply our unparalleled expertise and global scale to connect people, businesses and communities, no matter how difficult the challenge. Intelsat is uniquely positioned to help our customers turn possibilities into reality – transformation happens when businesses, governments and communities use Intelsat’s next-generation global network and managed services to build their connected future. Learn more at www.intelsat.com.
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