Orbital= Sciences to Build IS-23 for=Intelsat

December 18,= 2009

Orbital= Sciences has been selected by Intelsat to build the Intelsat 23 (IS-23) communications satellite based on Orbital's Star-2 platform, the company announced Dec. 17.

IS-23 will to provide communications services for the Americas, Europe and Africa through 15 Ku-band and 24 C-band transponders from 53 degrees West. The satellite is scheduled to be launched in late 2011.
IS-23= will be the 10th Intelsat satellite built by Orbital. Financial details of the contract were not dis=closed.