June 15, 2020 – Maxar Technologies announced it will build four geostationary communications satellites for satellite operator Intelsat.
The contract was previously disclosed with Maxar’s 2020 first quarter results. Intelsat ordered the satellites to transition its existing media
distribution and contribution services-uninterrupted-from the 3.7 to 4.0 gigahertz portion of the C-band, to the 4.0 to 4.2 gigahertz portion of the
band as part of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plan to reallocate 300 megahertz of C-band spectrum for 5G terrestrial wireless
services. Under the agreement, Maxar will deliver the Galaxy 31, Galaxy 32, Galaxy 35 and Galaxy 36 satellites in 2022. The satellites will provide
primarily video distribution services to customers in the continental United States.