Intelsat 40e
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID2023-052A[1]
SATCAT no.56174
WebsiteIntelsat 40e
Mission duration15 years (planned)
Elapsed: 1 year, 1 month and 10 days
Spacecraft properties
BusSSL 1300
ManufacturerMaxar Technologies
Launch mass5,440 kg (11,990 lb)
Start of mission
Launch dateApril 7, 2023, 04:30 UTC
RocketFalcon 9 217/B1076.4
Launch siteCape Canaveral SLC-40
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude91° West
Band45 transponders:
42 Ku-band,
3 Ka-band[2]
Coverage areaNorth America, Central America and Caribbean
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Intelsat 40e, also known as IS-40e, is a geostationary communications satellite operated by Intelsat and designed and manufactured by Maxar Technologies on the SSL 1300 satellite bus. It covers North America and Central America from 91° West longitude, it will provide focused coverage for commercial aviation, mobility, and internet connection.[3] Intelsat 40e also features a NASA and Smithsonian-hosted payload, Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring Pollution (TEMPO).[4]


The satellite was launched on April 7, 2023 at 04:30 UTC (12:30 AM EDT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States, with a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.[5]


  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved April 7, 2023.
  2. ^ SatBeams. "Intelsat 40E". Retrieved April 7, 2023.
  3. ^ Intelsat. "Intelsat 40e at 91°W" (PDF). Retrieved April 7, 2023.
  4. ^ William Harwood (7 April 2023). "SpaceX launches Intelsat relay station carrying NASA air pollution monitor". CBS News. Retrieved April 7, 2023.
  5. ^ Rainbow, Jason (April 7, 2023). "SpaceX launches Intelsat's IS-40e high throughput satellite". SpaceNews. Retrieved April 7, 2023.