Intelsat 33e satellite enters service

Intelsat 33e

Intelsat 33e

Intelsat’s new high throughput satellite, Intelsat 33e, successfully completed all in-orbit testing and entered service on January 29.

The satellite is the second Intelsat Epic-branded high throughput satellite (HTS) to go into service and will extend the satellite operator’s C-, Ku- and Ka-band footprint across the Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Mediterranean and Indian Ocean regions.

Intelsat 33e’s spot beams can distribute regionalised content for media customers operating in the region. The satellite is also able to deliver broadband services to fixed and mobile network operators, aeronautical and maritime mobility service providers and government customers.

Intelsat Epic services were launched in March 2016 with Intelsat 29e, which is located at 310° East and offers a footprint spanning the Americas, the Caribbean, Eastern United States and the burgeoning North Atlantic region.