Built by Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), the 1300-series hybrid spacecraft, with a separated mass of 4,690 kg (10,340 lbs), carries a total of 52 physical transponders. The Galaxy 19 satellite will provide Intelsat customers valuable 50-state coverage, in addition to reaching the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico. An industry leader in power, performance and reliability, SS/L's 1300 model is a space-proven platform for a wide range of satellite services with an excellent record of reliable operation. Its high efficiency solar arrays and lightweight batteries are designed to provide uninterrupted electrical power. Galaxy 19 will be located at 97 degrees West Longitude, replacing G-25.
Intelsat is the leading provider of fixed satellite services (FSS) worldwide, 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 advanced transmissions of video, data and voice services. With the globalization of content, broadband, telecom, HD and IPTV fueling next-generation growth, the ever-expanding universe of satellite communications is the cornerstone of today's Intelsat. Real-time, advanced communications with people anywhere in the world is closer, by far.
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) is a subsidiary of Loral Space & Communications. Based in Palo Alto, California, the company designs and builds satellites and spacecraft systems for commercial and government customers around the world. As the leading provider of high-power commercial satellites, SS/L works closely with satellite operators to deliver spacecraft for a broad range of services including direct-to-home television, digital audio radio, broadband Internet and digital multimedia broadcasting.