Space Systems/Loral Inks Contract for Intelsat 36 Satellite
PONTE VEDRA, Florida —(SSL), in its sixth commercial telecommunications satellite win of the year, will build the 36 satellite for launch over the Indian Ocean region in late 2016 under a contract announced Aug. 4.
Palo Alto, California-based SSL said the satellite will carry C- and Ku-band capacity. Washington- and Luxembourg-based Intelsat has said Intelsat 36 will be operated at 68.5 degrees east and provide direct-broadcast television services to a broad swath of Africa, with African satellite-television provider MultiChoice using the Ku-band payload under a contract agreement with Intelsat that was announced earlier this year.
The contract win brings to four the number of Intelsat satellites SSL will have in production at its facility.