SpaceX公司赢得国际通信卫星组织发射合同
SpaceX Wins Intelsat Launch Contract

SpaceX Wins Intelsat Launch Contract

SpaceX公司赢得国际通信卫星组织发射合同

国际通信卫星组织周二宣布,已选定SpaceX公司发射其最新的先进地球同步通信卫星(comsat)“Intelsat 40e”,该卫星搭载在SpaceX公司的猎鹰9号可重复使用火箭上。

国际通信卫星组织首席服务官迈克·德马科(Mike DeMarco)表示,2022年卫星发射时,它将加入国际通信卫星组织(Intelsat Epic)的高吞吐量卫星船队,整合IntelsatOne地面网络,为我们的客户提供当今不断变化的世界中所需的有管理的混合连通性。

图像来源: Maxar Technologies.

这将是SpaceX为智能卫星的第二次发射,并将在2017年智能卫星的"35e"地球静止通信卫星成功发射后五年内发射。过去,Intelsat倾向于将其卫星发射到SpaceX欧洲竞争对手Arianespace运营的火箭上。这家空客子公司在2017年推出了Intelsat 37e,去年推出了Intelsat 39。

与之前的intelsat39一样,intelsat40e将由空间技术公司Maxar Technologies生产。后者公司将整合到Intelsat的40e NASA的对流层排放:监测污染(TEMPO)有效载荷,允许单个卫星为两个不同的客户执行任务,并帮助支付Intelsat建造它的费用。

对SpaceX而言,继续从至少名义上与其竞争的公司赢得业务的能力(Intelsat是卫星通信公司,SpaceX正在建立自己的卫星互联网宽带星座-Starlink)表明,即使知道SpaceX将来可能成为竞争对手,也不足以劝阻潜在客户雇佣其服务。

为什么?因为SpaceX的火箭发射实在是太便宜了,其价格无人能敌。

Satellite communications company Intelsat as selected SpaceX to launch its newest advanced geostationary communications satellite (comsat), the "Intelsat 40e," atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 reusable rocket, the companies announced on Tuesday.

When the satellite launches in 2022, says Intelsat Chief Services Officer Mike DeMarco, it "will join the Intelsat Epic high-throughput satellite fleet and integrated IntelsatOne ground network to provide our customers with the managed hybrid-connectivity they need in today's ever-changing world."

Image source: Maxar Technologies.

This will be SpaceX's second launch for Intelsat, and will come five years after the successful 2017 launch of Intelsat's "35e" geostationary comsat. Historically, Intelsat has preferred to send up its satellites aboard rockets operated by SpaceX's European rival Arianespace. The Airbus subsidiary launched for example Intelsat 37e in 2017, and Intelsat 39 last year.

Like Intelsat 39 before it, Intelsat 40e will be manufactured by space technology firm Maxar Technologies. This latter company will be integrating into Intelsat's 40e NASA's Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) payload, allowing the single satellite to perform missions for two separate customers, and helping to defray the cost of Intelsat building it.

Meanwhile for SpaceX, the ability to continue to win business from companies that at least nominally compete with it (Intelsat is a satellite communications firm, and SpaceX is building its own satellite internet broadband constellation -- Starlink) suggests that even knowing SpaceX may be a future competitor, isn't enough to dissuade potential customers from hiring its services.

Why? Because SpaceX rocket launches are just so darned cheap that its prices can't be beat.

Satellite communications company Intelsat as selected SpaceX to launch its newest advanced geostationary communications satellite (comsat), the "Intelsat 40e," atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 reusable rocket, the companies announced on Tuesday.

国际通信卫星组织周二宣布,已选定SpaceX公司发射其最新的先进地球同步通信卫星(comsat)“Intelsat 40e”,该卫星搭载在SpaceX公司的猎鹰9号可重复使用火箭上。

When the satellite launches in 2022, says Intelsat Chief Services Officer Mike DeMarco, it "will join the Intelsat Epic high-throughput satellite fleet and integrated IntelsatOne ground network to provide our customers with the managed hybrid-connectivity they need in today's ever-changing world."

国际通信卫星组织首席服务官迈克·德马科(Mike DeMarco)表示,2022年卫星发射时,它将加入国际通信卫星组织(Intelsat Epic)的高吞吐量卫星船队,整合IntelsatOne地面网络,为我们的客户提供当今不断变化的世界中所需的有管理的混合连通性。

Image source: Maxar Technologies.

图像来源: Maxar Technologies.

This will be SpaceX's second launch for Intelsat, and will come five years after the successful 2017 launch of Intelsat's "35e" geostationary comsat. Historically, Intelsat has preferred to send up its satellites aboard rockets operated by SpaceX's European rival Arianespace. The Airbus subsidiary launched for example Intelsat 37e in 2017, and Intelsat 39 last year.

这将是SpaceX为智能卫星的第二次发射,并将在2017年智能卫星的"35e"地球静止通信卫星成功发射后五年内发射。过去,Intelsat倾向于将其卫星发射到SpaceX欧洲竞争对手Arianespace运营的火箭上。这家空客子公司在2017年推出了Intelsat 37e,去年推出了Intelsat 39。

Like Intelsat 39 before it, Intelsat 40e will be manufactured by space technology firm Maxar Technologies. This latter company will be integrating into Intelsat's 40e NASA's Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) payload, allowing the single satellite to perform missions for two separate customers, and helping to defray the cost of Intelsat building it.

与之前的intelsat39一样,intelsat40e将由空间技术公司Maxar Technologies生产。后者公司将整合到Intelsat的40e NASA的对流层排放:监测污染(TEMPO)有效载荷,允许单个卫星为两个不同的客户执行任务,并帮助支付Intelsat建造它的费用。

Meanwhile for SpaceX, the ability to continue to win business from companies that at least nominally compete with it (Intelsat is a satellite communications firm, and SpaceX is building its own satellite internet broadband constellation -- Starlink) suggests that even knowing SpaceX may be a future competitor, isn't enough to dissuade potential customers from hiring its services.

对SpaceX而言,继续从至少名义上与其竞争的公司赢得业务的能力(Intelsat是卫星通信公司,SpaceX正在建立自己的卫星互联网宽带星座-Starlink)表明,即使知道SpaceX将来可能成为竞争对手,也不足以劝阻潜在客户雇佣其服务。

Why? Because SpaceX rocket launches are just so darned cheap that its prices can't be beat.

为什么?因为SpaceX的火箭发射实在是太便宜了,其价格无人能敌。