The new Intelsat 19 satellite, launched on June 1 from the Sea Launch facility, is facing severe difficulties after a delay in deploying one of its two solar arrays.
On the day that Facebook made much noise, Intelsat has filed its own IPO on Friday, bidding to raise around $1.75 billion (€1.37bn) for its common stock.
The Austrian DTH platform AustriaSat has added the KidsCo channel to its line-up. The channel is part of the basic tier and is transmitted in MPEG4/DVB-S2.
Satellite specialist Newtec has successfully tested its new high speed Ka-band technology for SES Broadband (previously called Astra2Connect).
Intelsat has announced a series of customer wins and contract extension in the African market. The satellite operator has three planned launches for 2012 that will add to its current fleet of 22 craft serving Africa.
Still more details have emerged about the future direction the Russian DTH platform operator Orion Express will take following its recent agreement with Intelsat.
Intelsat has secured two major deals with leading satellite platforms in Central and Eastern Europe.
In the last seconds of Ariane Flight VA201’s launch countdown as the Vulcain cryogenic main stage engine was being ignited, the checkout process detected an anomaly on the launcher, interrupting the final countdown.
The Ariane 5 is ready to launch two communication satellites, Yahsat Y1A and Intelsat New Dawn, today (March 30). Preparations now are underway for the final countdown leading to liftoff during a launch window that opens at 6:45 p.m. local time in French Guiana and continues to 7:52 p.m.
The 57th Ariane 5 to be launched from French Guiana has completed the initial build-up process, preparing it to receive a dual-payload of the Yahsat 1A and Intelsat New Dawn satellites.