BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Intelsat General Corp., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat
S.A. (NYSE: I), the world’s leading provider of satellite services, has
been selected by the U.S. Air Force to participate in a
half-billion-dollar, 15-year program to place government payloads aboard
Under the Air Force’s Hosted Payload Solutions program, known as HoPS,
Intelsat General and 13 other U.S. space companies will have an
opportunity to bid on task orders designed to streamline the process of
getting government capabilities into orbit. This program reinforces
industry’s role in supporting the U.S. government’s leadership in space
technology. The overall indefinite-delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ)
contract has a value of $495 million and runs through 2029.
“The Intelsat General team has worked for more than eight years to
demonstrate that hosted payloads should be a key component of the U.S.
government’s future space architecture,” said Skot Butler, Vice
President Satellite Networks and Space Services at Intelsat General.
“The HoPS program is a culmination of that effort, and we look forward
to successfully bidding on a number of hosted payload contracts in the
coming years that will provide the best value and resiliency for our
U.S. government customers.”
The HoPS IDIQ contract includes studies on when and where hosted
payloads would best suit the needs of the U.S. government; the full
procurement and launch of hosted payload hardware aboard commercial
satellites; and the ongoing support of the ground and space segment.
About Intelsat General Corp.
Intelsat General provides satellite communications solutions to
military, commercial and government customers over Intelsat’s fleet of
approximately 50 satellites and a global terrestrial network of
teleports and fiber infrastructure. Intelsat General also offers these
customers the option of placing a dedicated hosted communications
payload aboard an Intelsat satellite. From remote military outposts,
disaster recovery sites and U.S. embassies to health and homeland
security agencies, Intelsat General’s solutions support even the most
complex operations, from routine to mission critical, anywhere on the
globe. These solutions address the numerous communications challenges
inherent in a wide range of applications. From Airborne ISR/UAV
scenarios to Distance Learning to Logistics, Intelsat General engineers
can enhance government, military and commercial communications to allow
customers to achieve their mission objectives.
Based in Bethesda, MD, Intelsat General is an indirect, wholly owned
subsidiary of Intelsat S.A., the world’s largest and most experienced
provider of fixed and mobile satellite services for many of the world’s
leading media and network companies, ISPs and government agencies. www.intelsatgeneral.com
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