Intelsat 21


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.

Intelsat 21
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID2012-045A
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


  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.