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Intelsat General and General Atomics Demonstrate HTS Beam Switching Capabilities

As unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are used more widely for military and civil missions, the UAS communications infrastructure must keep up with the technological advances…

Intelsat General Successfully Tests Satellite Tech with UAS

A Better Way for Governments to Acquire the Latest in Satellite Technologies

New technology such as high-throughput satellites (HTS) have transformed space architecture and invigorated what had been a predictable global market. Countries of all sizes want…

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…

Getting There First: Gen. Hyten on the Need for Speed and Innovation in Strategic Deterrence

Space plays an important role in strategic deterrence and is, in fact, a priority for U.S. Strategic Command. However, in a recent talk, Air Force…

What’s the Best Way to Meet the SatCom needs of Global Governments?

At Intelsat and Intelsat General, we know that customer needs typically differ to some degree. However, decades of experience serving government customers have demonstrated recurring…

Understanding the New HTS Realities

The commercial space industry is on the cusp of a new era in satellite performance. In the past two years, multiple commercial satellite operators have…

Analyzing Alternatives in Space Communications – Why Change is Good

Via Satellite recently published an excellent article that touched on many of the most important issues facing the United States regarding space policy and future…

A New Level of SATCOM for Government – Intelsat 33e Enters Service

This past weekend Intelsat 33e, the second of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites (HTS), successfully completed all in-orbit testing and entered service on 29…

Updating Government SATCOM Forecasts with NSR Analyst Brad Grady

Late last year Northern Sky Research released the 13th edition of its Government and Military Satellite Communications report. This annual report is the longest-running on…

Intelsat General – Who We Are

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…