Intelsat 21 is a commercial communications satellite, the satellite operator Intelsat, based in Washington, DC.
He was taken on August 19, 2012 at 06:55 UTC with a Zenit- 3SL rocket from the offshore platform " Odyssey " in the Pacific in a geostationary orbit. It will replace Intelsat 9 there.
The three -axis stabilized satellite is C-band and 36 Ku- band transponders equipped with 24 with four 2.25 - m antennas and to provide from the position 302 ° East from Latin America and the Caribbean with video services, high-bandwidth mobile communication services. The satellite was built on the basis of the satellite bus Boeing 702MP of Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems and has a design life of 15 years.