Denver-basedlaunched ‘s Intelsat-14 telecommunications satellite Nov. 23 aboard an Atlas 5 rocket lifting off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The launch occurred at 1:55 a.m. EST, followed by signal acquisition and spacecraft separation from the rocket nearly two hours later at 3:53 a.m. EST, Intelsat said in a press release.
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Intelsat-14 is intended to replace the Bermuda- and Washington-based fixed satellite services company’s 1R satellite at 315 degrees east.
The new satellite, built byand based on its 1300 satellite bus, is expected to last 16 years. In addition to its 40 C- and 22 Ku-band transponders, Intelsat-14 carries a hosted payload for the U.S. Defense Department’s Internet Router in Space program.