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Intelsat 37e Successfully Launches, Bringing Enhanced HTS Coverage for Africa, Europe and the Americas

Intelsat S.A., parent company of Intelsat General Corporation, announced the successful launch of the Intelsat 37e satellite aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the…

DoD Needs Commercial Innovation in Space

A recent visit by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to Silicon Valley shined a lot of attention on the government’s role in fostering technical innovation. It…

Old Satellites Never Die, They Just Fade Away

Last month we said goodbye to a satellite that had served Intelsat General Corp. (IGC) and the United States well for the past five years.…

DoD Official Does Not See Value of Commercial Satcom Beyond Short Term: Is He Comparing Apples to Oranges?

Department of Defense (DoD) procurement rules for commercial SATCOM capabilities support commercial satellite use for national security missions but almost uniquely for short-term requirements. That…