SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket delivers commercial communications Intelsat 35e satellite

35758875505 e6bbd63d69 zThe launch of the Intelsat 35e mission. (Image source: SpaceX/Flickr)SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket delivered Intelsat 35e, a commercial communications satellite, to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO)

The fourth of the Intelsat EpicNG next-generation high throughput satellites, Intelsat 35e delivers high-performance services in C- and Ku-bands. It's unique payload of C-band wide- and spot-beams enables higher efficiency and improved throughput for demanding applications including wireless backhaul, enterprise and mobility services in regions where weather patterns necessitate the use of highly reliable C-band spectrum. The Intelsat 35e Ku-band services include a customized high power wide beam for DTH service delivery in the Caribbean, as well as services for mobility and government applications in the Caribbean, trans-Europe to Africa and the African continent.

The Intelsat 35e Ku-band services include a customised high power wide beam for DTH service delivery in the Caribbean, as well as services for mobility and government applications in the Caribbean, trans-Europe to Africa and the African continent.

SpaceX is targeting launch of Intelsat 35e from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 57-minute launch window opened on 5 July, at 7:38 p.m. EDT. The satellite was deployed approximately 32 minutes after launch.

SpaceX will not attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage after launch due to mission requirements.  

Intelsat operates the world’s first Globalised Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalised Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services, and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach a new generation of network services.

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