Intelsat 18 Satellite Launch Rescheduled for 5 October
Luxembourg, 4 October 2011
Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, announced today that the launch of the Intelsat 18 spacecraft, aboard a Sea Launch AG-provided Land Launch Zenit-3SLB vehicle, has been delayed 24 hours. Orbital Sciences Corporation, the manufacturer of the satellite, is currently evaluating an out-of-specification parameter on Intelsat 18.
Launch provider Sea Launch has established a new estimated launch time of 5 p.m. EDT (22:00 GMT) on Wednesday, 5 October. The launch was originally set for 5 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, 4 October. The spacecraft is secure.
Intelsat is the leading provider of satellite services worldwide. For over 45 years, Intelsat has been delivering information and entertainment for many of the world’s leading media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet Service Providers and governmental agencies. Intelsat’s satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video, data and voice services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and broadband access, with Intelsat, advanced communications anywhere in the world are closer, by far.