News – Lockheed Martin Successfully Launches Intelsat 14 Spacecraft

Lockheed Martin yesterday successfully delivered a commercial telecommunications satellite for Intelsat, a provider of fixed satellite services, into orbit aboard an Atlas V booster provided by United Launch Alliance.

Built by Space Systems/Loral, the Intelsat 14 (IS-14) will provide high-powered video and data services through its C-band and Ku-band payload to Intelsat customers throughout the Americas, Europe and Africa. IS-14 is also part of an 11-satellite replenishment campaign and will replace Intelsat’s 1R satellite once it enters service at the 315 degrees east longitude orbital location.

David Markham, president of Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services said “Intelsat chose Atlas V because of its reliability and its credibility in the marketplace.  This successful launch and orbital insertion further demonstrates the flexibility and capabilities of Atlas that can be applied to the marketplace as we continue to seek one to two commercial orders per year.”

For 45 years, Intelsat has been providing fixed satellite services for many media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and governmental agencies worldwide.

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