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Intelsat 14 Launch Successful; Offers Fresh Capacity Which Will Serve Three Regions

November 23, 2009

Pembroke, Bermuda

Intelsat, Ltd., the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, announced
today that an Atlas V rocket provided by United Launch Alliance successfully
launched the Intelsat 14 satellite (IS-14). Liftoff of the Atlas V 431 configuration
booster occurred at 1:55 a.m. ET, followed by signal acquisition and spacecraft
separation nearly two hours later at 3:53 a.m. ET.
The satellite, built by Space Systems/Loral, will provide high-powered data
services through its C- and Ku-band payload to Intelsat customers throughout
Latin America, Europe and Africa. Once IS-14 is operational, it will replace
Intelsat’s 1R satellite at 315º E, providing customers with capacity that has a
useful life slated to last the next 16 years.
“IS-14 kicks off our 11-satellite investment campaign, the largest in our
company’s history. This satellite provides capacity for our growing network
services and government customers,” said Dave McGlade, Intelsat CEO. “Our
customers use our infrastructure as an essential component to deliver indemand
services that include cellular backhaul to enable wireless
communications in remote regions, broadband networks for enterprise and oil
and gas applications, and IP trunking services for Internet connectivity.”
IS-14 Carries IRIS Hosted Payload
The spacecraft also carries a hosted payload for the Internet Router in Space, or
IRIS program, for Cisco.
“We believe IRIS will extend broadband services on demand in the sky. The Cisco
IRIS payload will merge communications received on various frequency bands and
transmit them to multiple users,” said Steve Boutelle, Vice President, Cisco Global
Government Solutions Group. “Once in service, the IRIS payload will support
network services for voice, video and data communications, enabling U.S. military
units and allied forces to communicate with one another using Internet Protocol
(IP) and existing ground equipment.”
“Such hosted payload programs are prime examples of how governments can
take advantage of commercial platforms to meet long-term communication
requirements in an economical way,” said Kay Sears, President, Intelsat General
Corp.
About Intelsat
Intelsat is the leading provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. For 45 years,
Intelsat has been delivering information and entertainment for many of the
world’s leading media and network companies, multinational corporations,
Internet service providers and governmental agencies. Intelsat’s satellite, teleport
and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for
transmissions of video, data and voice services. From the globalization of content
and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and broadband
access, with Intelsat, advanced communications anywhere in the world are closer,
by far.
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