Intelsat 19 Satellite Update - satbroadcasts.com
Intelsat 19 Satellite Update
Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, reported a delay in deploying one of the two solar arrays on the Intelsat 19 satellite, which was launched by Sea Launch on 1st of June.
 
Intelsat and Space Systems/Loral, the manufacturer of the satellite, are investigating the cause and are pursuing corrective actions. The spacecraft is secure at this time in geostationary transfer orbit.
 
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Intelsat 19 is the planned replacement for Intelsat 8 at 166 degrees East, which serves customers in the north and southwest Pacific region. Intelsat 8 is currently expected to remain in service through the end of 2019, and no customer services are immediately affected by the delay. The satellite and launch are fully insured.
 
source: Intelsat
 
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