PARIS — Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems will build the35e high-throughput telecommunications satellite scheduled for launch in 2017 under a contract El Segundo, California-based Boeing announced July 8.
The contract continues Boeing’s run as a favored supplier for Washington- and Luxembourg-based Intelsat. The company won a four-satellite order in 2009, of which the last one became Intelsat 29e, the first of Intelsat’s Epic line of high-throughput satellites using Ku-band frequencies. It is scheduled for launch in the second half of 2015.
In May 2013, Boeing and Intelsat agreed on a second four-pack order. Intelsat 35e will follow the Intelsat IS-903 satellite at 34.5 degrees west longitude for coverage of the Americas, Africa and Europe. Intelsat has three more Epic-class satellites planned for launch between 2017 and 2019.
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