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Intelsat 15 successfully launched

Satellite operator Intelsat’s new satellite, Intelsat 15, has been successfully launched from Baikonur in Kazakhstan on board a Zenit-3SLB rocket from Land Launch.

The satellite will replace Intelsat 709 at 85° East over the Middle East, the Indian Ocean region and Russia. Five of the satellite’s 22 Ku-band transponders have been contracted by Sky Perfect JSAT to provide broadband connectivity between Japan and the Indian Ocean region.