Intelsat announced
today that at 2:44 a.m. EDT the Intelsat 905 satellite was
successfully launched aboard an Ariane 44L vehicle.

The satellite is expected to be operational in July.

The Intelsat 905 launch is the fifth in a nine-satellite campaign
to replace and significantly add to existing capacity by the end of
2003. The 905 satellite will be deployed at 335.5°E and will offer
capacity for telephony, corporate networks, Internet, video and hybrid
space/terrestrial solutions to customers on its 72 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
Western Europe and much of North America and additional C-band
capacity to customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North
America and South America.

Intelsat, Ltd. CEO Conny Kullman stated, “The successful launch of
the Intelsat 905 to 335.5°E marks not only the one year anniversary
of the beginning of our current launch campaign, but also an historic
anniversary for Intelsat. The 335.5°E orbital slot, our first
location, also served as the location of our first satellite, Early
Bird. We expect that the Intelsat 905 will follow in the footsteps of
its predecessors by providing reliable and powerful communications
solutions to our customers for years to come.”

The Intelsat 603 currently holds the 335.5°E orbital slot but
will be moved to 178°E to create a new satellite role at that

Intelsat’s next launch, the Intelsat 906 satellite, is scheduled
to take place from French Guiana, aboard an Ariane 44L launch vehicle,
during the third quarter of this year.

About Intelsat

Intelsat, Ltd. offers telephony, corporate network, video and
Internet solutions around the globe via capacity on 23 geosynchronous
satellites in prime orbital locations. Customers in approximately 200
countries and territories rely on Intelsat satellites and staff for
quality connections, global reach and reliability. For more
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