Intelsat 37e is the fifth broadband infrastructure satellite in the Intelsat EpicNG series. The satellite will be the fourth EpicNG spacecraft orbited by Arianespace to date, after a successful dedicated Ariane 5 mission with Intelsat 29e, the 100% successful dual launch to orbit the Intelsat 33e and Intelsat 36 satellites, and less than six months after the successful orbiting of SKY Brasil 1/Intelsat 32e.
Intelsat 37e represents a significant evolution of the award-winning EpicNG platform. Its enhanced, advanced digital payload features the highest throughput of the entire Intelsat EpicNG fleet, with full beam interconnectivity in three commercial bands and significant upgrades on power and coverage flexibility.
Intelsat 37e incorporates enhanced power sharing technology, which enables the assignment of power between shaped, fixed and steerable spot Ku-band and Ka-band beams. This allows optimized services to meet the requirements of in-demand applications – by region – and deliver higher transmission efficiency for mobility and government customers in the Americas, Africa and Europe.
Intelsat 37e is the first satellite to offer interconnectivity between three different bands. The next-generation spacecraft delivers high-performance service in C-, Ku- and Ka-bands for use in wireless backhaul, enterprise VSAT and mobility networks. The C-band payload offers a unique mix of high-power spot and wide beams designed to deliver additional services and improved throughput. Intelsat 37e also features a Ku-band steerable beam that can be positioned anywhere to support government applications. In addition to the steerable beams and power-sharing technology, Intelsat 37e provides additional resiliency to the IntelsatOne® Flex managed service platform, for use in enterprise and mobility applications.
This satellite provides continuity for the Intelsat 901 satellite, which is used by enterprise network providers, wireless operators and mobility service providers. The beams on Intelsat 37e form part of the IntelsatOne Flex mobility and enterprise managed service infrastructure, which is used to support air and maritime services, as well as private data networks. It is designed to provide service for more than 15 years.
Built by Boeing based on its 702MP platform, Intelsat 37e will be the 55th satellite made by this manufacturer (or its predecessors) to be launched by Arianespace.