Arianespace to Launch Horizons 3e for Intelsat, SkyPerfect JSAT

Arianespace to Launch Horizons 3e for Intelsat, SkyPerfect JSAT

Arianespace 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.

Horizons 3e 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. 

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