Intelsat 29e

Launch Time
Wed Jan 27, 2016 23:20 UTC

Flight VA228.


Ariane 5 ECA
Image Credit: Arianespace
Status: Retired
Price: $200.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 15,120 kN
Payload to LEO: 21,000 kg
Payload to GTO: 10,500 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 53.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.4 m
Fairing Height: 17.0 m

Mission Details

Intelsat 29e

Intelsat 29e, also known as IS-29e is a high throughput geostationary communications satellite designed and manufactured by Boeing on the BSS-702MP platform. It is the first satellite of the EpicNG service and covers CONUS, Latin America, and North America from the 50° West longitude, where it has replaced Intelsat 1R. It has also replaced Intelsat 805, which was moved from 56.5° West to 169° East. It has a mixed C band, Ku band, and Ka-band payload with all bands featuring wide and the Ku also featuring spot beams.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 6,552.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


ELA-3, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France



4th orbital launch attempt


234th mission
1st mission of 2016
226th successful mission
17th consecutive successful mission

Ariane 5

84th mission
1st mission of 2016
80th successful mission
70th consecutive successful mission