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Intelsat 21
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID2012-045A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.38749
Mission duration15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftIntelsat 21
Spacecraft typeBoeing 702
ManufacturerBoeing Satellite Systems
Launch mass5,984 kg (13,192 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date19 August 2012, 06:54:59 UTC
Launch siteOdyssey, Pacific Ocean
ContractorSea Launch
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude58° West
Band60 transponders:
24 C-band
36 Ku-band
Coverage areaCanada, United States, Latin America, Caribbean, Europe

Intelsat 21 is a communications satellite manufactured by Boeing Space Systems (BSS) for the Intelsat Corporation, based on the BSS-702MP satellite bus.[1] It was launched on 19 August 2012 at 06:54:59 UTC by a Zenit-3SL launch vehicle from a mobile platform in the equatorial Pacific Ocean.[2][3] and replaces the Intelsat 9 satellite at 58° West Longitude.


  1. ^ "Boeing 702MP Fleet - Intelsat". Boeing. Archived from the original on 8 February 2013.
  2. ^ Miramar-Garcia, Gabriel. "Intelsat launches satellite for Latin America TV capacity". Rapid TV News. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Satellite Database". Retrieved 23 March 2020.