Intelsat has ordered another giant satellite from Space Systems/Loral, making the order the 50h craft to be procured from SS/L.
Intelsat 34 is – in essence – the replacement for Intelsat 27. “Our four decade history with Intelsat goes back to some of the earliest commercial satellites ever built,” said John Celli, president of SSL. “Over the years we have developed a highly effective process of working together and an excellent spirit of collaboration. I would like to thank Intelsat for its continued confidence in SSL as a responsive supplier that makes a commitment with every contract to provide the best possible quality and value.”
Intelsat 34 will launch in 2015 and be placed at 304.5 East, replacing Intelsat 805 and Galaxy 11.