Intelsat 21 (58° West)
Intelsat 21 is a commercial communications satellite that was built by Boeing and operated by Intelsat Ltd. in Luxembourg. Two deployable solar arrays and on-board batteries provide electrical power for the communications payload with an end-of-life power of 11.8 Kilowatts.
This satellite features 24 C Band Transponders covering the western hemisphere and 36 Ku Band transponders offering mobility beams. The focus of Ku-Band coverage for this satellite is South America. Intelsat has a planned on-orbit service life of 15 years for this satellite. The satellite replaced Intelsat 9 at an Orbital Position of 58 degrees West.