Press Release

Intelsat 901 Successfully Launched

By SpaceRef Editor
June 9, 2001
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Intelsat announced today that at 2:45 a.m. EDT the Intelsat 901
communications satellite was successfully launched aboard an Ariane 44L
launch vehicle.

The first of the latest generation of Intelsat satellites, the Intelsat 901
features 72 C-Band and 22 Ku-Band high-power transponders (measured in 36
MHz equivalent units). The spacecraft will be deployed at 342*E in the
Atlantic Ocean Region, replacing the Intelsat 705 spacecraft. The 901 will
provide spot beam Ku-band coverage for Europe, as well as C-Band coverage
for the Atlantic Ocean Region.

The 901 will operate with a generic feed array, which is an ideal
configuration for its orbital location. With advanced features such as
selectable split uplink for SNG and Ku-Band overdrive control, the Intelsat
901 satellite is tailored for today’s communication demands. It will provide
Internet, video, and public switched telephone service for the Americas,
Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The spacecraft is expected to commence commercial service in late October
2001. Additional information on the Intelsat 901 is available here.

About Intelsat

Intelsat is an international communications provider offering Internet,
broadcast, telephony and corporate network solutions around the globe
through its fleet of 19 satellites. For nearly four decades, many of the
world’s leading telecommunications companies, multinational corporations and
broadcasters in more than 200 countries and territories have relied on
Intelsat satellites and staff for quality connections, global reach and

For further information, please contact us at
or at +1 202-944-7500.

Some of the statements in this news release may constitute “forward-looking
statements” that do not directly or exclusively relate to historical facts.
These forward-looking statements reflect our intentions, plans,
expectations, assumptions and beliefs about future events and are subject to
risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside our
control. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from the expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking
statements include known and unknown risks. Because actual results could
differ materially from our intentions, plans, expectations, assumptions and
beliefs about the future, you are urged to view all forward-looking
statements contained in these news releases 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.