Maxar delivered the Galaxy 37/Horizons-4 satellite to SpaceX’s launch base in Florida for its customer, Intelsat. The geostationary communications satellite will launch in August on a Falcon 9 rocket.

Galaxy 37/Horizons-4 shown here at Maxar’s manufacturing facility in Palo Alto, California, ahead of shipment to launch base. This satellite will provide high-bandwidth services to network, media and mobility customers.

Galaxy 37/Horizons-4 will deliver two kinds of capability. It incorporates Ku-band beams on a payload jointly owned by Intelsat and JSAT International. Its C-band payload joins four previously ordered satellites from Maxar that transition Intelsat’s broadband coverage to free up spectrum for 5G terrestrial wireless services.

The Galaxy satellites Maxar built for Instelsat are based on the proven Maxar 1300™ platform, which offers the flexibility and power needed for a broad range of customer missions. The last C-band satellites that Maxar built for Intelsat were Galaxy 35 and 36, which successfully launched December 13, 2022.

Maxar has built nearly 60 spacecraft for Intelsat since the 1970s, including these satellites. The launch of Galaxy 37 will be broadcast on SpaceX’s website.

The Galaxy 37/Horizons-4 satellite safely completed a road trip across the country, ending in Florida.

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