Intelsat 27 fails to make orbit

Intelsat’s new Intelsat 27 satellite launch failed shortly after liftoff on board a Zenit 3SL launcher at the end of last week.

The satellite had been scheduled to operate from the 304.5° East orbital slot, serving customers in North America, South America, the North Altantic and Europe.

Intelsat said service to customers on its existing Intelsat 805 and Galaxy 11 satellites would not be interrupted as result of the failure.