Intelsat’s newest satellite, Intelsat 35e, has successfully launched after two false starts earlier this week.
Intelsat 35e launched last night aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
It separated from the rocket’s upper stage 32 minutes after launch and Intelsat said that signal acquisition has been confirmed.
“The successful launch of Intelsat 35e is a major milestone in our business plan for 2017, furthering the footprint and resilience of our Intelsat EpicNG infrastructure,” said Intelsat CEO, Stephen Spengler.
“With each Intelsat EpicNG launch, we advance our vision of creating a global, high performance for our customers that will unlock new growth opportunities in applications including mobility, wireless infrastructure and private data networks.”
Intelsat 35e is the satellite operator’s fourth EpicNG high throughput satellite. It will offer C- and Ku-band services for wireless infrastructure, mobility, broadband, government and media customers in the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa.