Satellite Well-Suited for Delivering Powerful Solutions to Customers in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia

Intelsat announced
today that at 1:59 a.m. EST the Intelsat 904 communications satellite
was successfully launched aboard an Ariane 44L launch vehicle. The
satellite is expected to be operational at the beginning of the second
quarter of this year.

The Intelsat 904 launch is the third in an aggressive campaign
that is expected to increase total customer capacity by up to 34% by
mid-2003. The 904 satellite will be deployed at 60(0)E over the Indian
Ocean region and will offer Internet, broadcast, telephony and
corporate network solutions to customers on its 76 C-band and 22
Ku-band transponders (measured in 36 MHz equivalent units). The
satellite will provide high power Ku-band spot beam coverage for
Europe and the Middle East and additional C-band capacity to customers
in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Intelsat CEO Conny Kullman stated, “We are very pleased to have
had yet another successful launch with the Intelsat 904. The IX series
satellites are well-suited for many new applications that require high
power satellites, and we look forward to bringing more solutions to
our customers in all regions as our launch campaign continues.”

The Intelsat 604 currently holds the 60(0)E orbital slot, but will
be moved to occupy one of Intelsat’s new roles at 157(0)E, expanding
service to customers in the Pacific Ocean region.

The next launch of an Intelsat IX series satellite will use a
Proton K/Block DM launch vehicle from Russia. The launch site will be
the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

About Intelsat

Intelsat, Ltd. offers Internet, broadcast, telephony and corporate
network solutions around the globe via capacity on 22 geosynchronous
satellites in prime orbital locations. Customers in more than 200
countries and territories rely on Intelsat satellites and staff for
quality connections, global reach and reliability. For more
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