Sea Launch is preparing for the launch of the Intelsat 21 satellite. Intelsat 21 will be located at 302° East longitude and will replace the IS-9 satellite. IS-21 will maintain and enhance the leading video neighborhood in Latin America, as well as offer mobility services. Based upon the Boeing Satellite Systems Inc. (BSSI) 702MP platform, Intelsat 21 will carry 24 C-band transponders and 36 Ku-band transponders, weighing 5,984 kilograms (13,192 lbs.) at lift-off.
Intelsat 21 Mission Success!
Sea Launch successfully placed the Intelsat 21 spacecraft into orbit at 23:55 PDT on August 18th (06:55 UTC/GMT on August 19th)