EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 4, 2012 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] 702MP has been selected by Intelsat S.A. for the Intelsat 29e satellite, the first of the recently announced Intelsat EpicNG next-generation high-performance system.
"Boeing is proud to have been selected to build the Intelsat 29e satellite, which is designed to raise the industry bar for performance and reliability and offer customers unparalleled flexibility and control," said Craig Cooning, chief executive officer of Boeing Satellite Systems International and vice president and general manager of Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems. "Intelsat's choice of the 702MP for the first Intelsat EpicNG satellite reflects our commitment to meeting the advanced requirements of next-generation technologies.
Scheduled for launch in 2015, Intelsat 29e will offer high-performance communications coverage spanning North and South America, the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and the North Atlantic aeronautical route connecting North America and Europe.
Intelsat EpicNG is designed to address wireless and fixed telecommunications, enterprise, mobility, video and government applications that require broadband infrastructure. A complementary high-throughput overlay to the Intelsat fleet, the Intelsat EpicNG platform will utilize multiple frequency bands, wide beams and spot beams with a high degree of flexibility and connectivity.
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