Press Release

Intelsat 11 Launch Successful; Offers Fresh Capacity for Key Video Customers

By SpaceRef Editor
October 6, 2007
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Intelsat, Ltd., the world’s leading provider of commercial satellite services, announced today that at 18:02 EDT its Intelsat 11 satellite was successfully launched aboard Arianespace’s Ariane 5 rocket. The satellite, built by Orbital Sciences Corporation, will operate from 317 degrees E and host Latin America’s premiere video programmers and the region’s largest DTH platform. Source: Intelsat, Ltd.

The Intelsat 11 will host Latin America’s premiere video programmers and the region’s largest DTH platform from 371 degrees E. (Photo: Business Wire). View Multimedia Gallery

Its payload is comprised of 25 C- and 18 Ku-band transponder units offering robust coverage for broadcasting content in the Americas and Europe.

Once Intelsat 11 is operational, it will eventually replace Intelsat’s 6B and 3R spacecraft. Intelsat 11 will begin transitioning its customers over once in-orbit testing is complete, providing them capacity with a useful life slated to last the next 16 years.

Intelsat, Ltd. CEO David McGlade stated, “Intelsat 11 is an extremely important satellite for us and for our video customers. The increase of regional DTH services is a major catalyst for industry growth, and this orbital location is one of the largest of the 27 DTH platforms we host worldwide.” Intelsat 11 is slated to enter service in the fourth quarter of 2007.

About Intelsat

Intelsat is the leading provider of fixed satellite services (FSS) worldwide and is the leading provider of these services to each of the media, network services and government customer sectors, enabling people and businesses everywhere constant access to information and entertainment. Intelsat offers customers a greater business potential by providing them access to unrivaled resources with ease of business and peace of mind. An extensive customer base, including some of the world’s leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations, utilizes our services. Real-time, constant communication with people anywhere in the world is closer, by far.

Intelsat Safe Harbor Statement. Some of the statements in this news release constitute “forward-looking statements” that do not directly or exclusively relate to historical facts. The forward-looking statements made in this release reflect Intelsat’s intentions, plans, expectations, assumptions and beliefs about future events and are subject to risks, including known and unknown risks. Detailed information about some of the known risks is included in Intelsat’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Because actual results could differ materially from Intelsat’s intentions, plans, expectations, assumptions and beliefs about the future, you are urged to view all forward-looking statements contained in this news release with caution. Intelsat does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SpaceRef staff editor.