Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Boeing Signs 4-Satellite Contract with Intelsat

Intelsat has selected Boeing to build four telecommunication satellites based on its 702B satellite series. Financial details were not disclosed.

Under the contract, the four Boeing-built geostationary satellites, Intelsat 21, Intelsat 22, and two spacecraft yet to be named, will offer C- and Ku-band capacity optimized to distribute video, network and voice services from Asia and Africa to the Americas and Europe. In April, Intelsat announced its IS-22 satellite will include an Ultra-High Frequency government-hosted payload that will serve the Australian Defence Force.

Boeing's 702B, an evolution of the Boeing 702 satellite, operates in the medium-level power ranges, with six to 12 kilowatts of onboard power and a more flexible, modular design that maintains the spacecraft's advanced technologies.