Maxar Technologies has been awarded a contract from Intelsat to build the Galaxy 37 geostationary communications satellite, the sixth Intelsat geostationary communications satellite. The satellite is scheduled for delivery in 2023.
“With a relationship dating back to the 1970s, Intelsat has procured 59 spacecraft from Maxar,” said Megan Fitzgerald, Maxar’s SVP of Space Programs Delivery. “We’re delighted to add Galaxy 37 to the five other spacecraft we’re currently building for Intelsat.”
Maxar’s contract adds to its support of Intelsat’s satellite network. Galaxy 37 will join four previously ordered satellites from Maxar to transition Intelsat’s existing media distribution and contribution services from the 3.7 to 4.0 gigahertz portion of the C-band, to the 4.0 to 4.2 gigahertz portion of the band, freeing up spectrum for 5G terrestrial wireless services.
Galaxy 37 will be based on Maxar’s 1300-class spacecraft platform, which will provide flexibility and power for customer missions. Intelsat has also contracted Maxar to manufacture its next-generation Intelsat 40e geostationary communications satellite.
“Maxar has been a trusted and reliable partner in delivering world-class spacecraft to Intelsat for many years,” said Mike DeMarco, Intelsat chief services officer. “We look forward to working with them on Galaxy 37, which will play an essential role in our U.S. C-band clearing strategy.”
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