Intelsat 30/DLA-1 and Intelsat 31/DLA-2

Intelsat 30/DLA-1 and Intelsat 31/DLA-2 are high-power, advanced satellites that will provide Direct-to-Home (DTH) television service in Latin America. The satellites are being built for and will be operated by Intelsat, which will lease a majority of the satellite capacity to DIRECTV Latin America, a leading DTH digital television services operator in Latin America. Using spot-beam frequency reuse and the industry’s best technologies, the Ku-band payloads will greatly expand DTH entertainment offerings in Latin America and provide backup and restoration services. The two satellites are designed based on the flight-proven SSL 1300 platform and are contracted to provide service for a minimum of 15 years. Intelsat 30/DLA-1 was launched in Q4 2014, and Intelsat 31/DLA-2 is scheduled for launch in 2015. The satellites will be co-located with Intelsat’s Galaxy 3C satellite at 95 degrees West.