In-Orbit Testing (IOT) Services

Intelsat’s in-orbit testing services are conducted by experienced engineers who understand the importance of bringing new satellites into service as quickly and efficiently as possible.

About the Intelsat IOT Network

  • Our engineers have performed Intelsat and third-party missions for 50+ years
  • We help find optimal IOT locations and coordinate testing time with adjacent satellite operators
  • Our automated measurement stations are located around the world
    • equipment already configured and tested
    • C, Ku, Ku BSS and Ka bands
  • Portable in-orbit testing system installed at an Intelsat or customer-designated facility
  • Single site or simultaneous multiple site IOT testing
  • All sites are connected to our Atlanta hub

IOT Services

  • IOT slot identification
  • Regulatory coordination
  • Lease of an IOT antenna and equipment
  • Generation and execution of test plan (testing schedule, rehearsal, and IOT test reporting)
  • Payload anomaly investigations
  • Management of IOT network resources

Intelsat’s testing philosophy and commitment to excellence results in shortened test time, reduced travel, and increased accuracy of test results.