Correction: Only five Intelsat Epic satellites are being built by Boeing

by | Jun 5, 2013 | Seradata News | 0 comments

In our previous post we stated that:On 9 May, Boeing Satellite Systems International and Intelsat announced that a further four Intelsat Epic series satellites will be built by Boeing using its 702MP platform.  The four are in addition to the four Epic satellites already ordered in 2012. THIS IS INCORRECT.  

Jason Bates of Intelsat has sent the following correction:  


We announced that we would order the first two satellites – IS-29e and IS-33e – in 2012 and signed a contract with Boeing for IS-29e. The latest press release was for four satellites from Boeing but actually includes IS-33e in that order.


So to summarize, we have ordered a total of 5 EpicNG satellites from Boeing. IS-29e is scheduled for launch in late 2015. IS-33e is scheduled for launch in late 2016. The other three have not yet been named or given preliminary launch dates.


Comment by David Todd:  We apologise to Intelsat for this error and we thank Jason Bates for his correction. 

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