Intelsat really wants a Ka-band payload at 50 deg W; on company’s behalf, PNG makes final appeal to regulators

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Papua New Guinea (PNG), acting on behalf of satellite fleet operator Intelsat, is making a third attempt to persuade international regulators to grant an extension of a now-expired deadline to place a Ka-band payload at 50 degrees west in geostationary orbit.

This time around, PNG's National Information and Communications Technology Authority, NICTA, is promising that Intelsat needs only until April 28, 2024, to place the satellite into its operating orbit. Its earlier appeals said  it would not be in service before December 2024 . . .

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