will launch Horizons 3e, a satellite belonging to the Horizons joint venture
owned by Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT. Arianespace will orbit this
Boeing-built payload in the launch period starting late 2018 on an Ariane 5
from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana.
will complete Intelsat’s global Epic network. The High-Throughput Satellite’s
(HTS) C-band and Ku-band transponders will provide more than 22 Gbps in growth
capacity for aeronautical and maritime mobility applications spanning from Asia
and the Pacific to North America. The companies also expect Horizons 3e to
support further development of specialty networks for governments. The
spacecraft will weigh 6,500 kg. at liftoff.