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Intelsat and SKY Perfect Joint Venture to Launch Satellite for Asia-Pacific Region

Paul, Weiss client Intelsat S.A., the world's leading provider of satellite services, and SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, Asia's largest satellite operator, announced an agreement to form a joint venture that will launch a new satellite with optimized C-band and high throughput Ku-band capacity to satisfy the growing mobility and broadband connectivity demands in the Asia-Pacific region. The newly formed JV also entered into an agreement with Boeing for the construction of the satellite, which will be called Horizons 3e. The spacecraft is based on the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput design and will complete the global footprint of the Intelsat EpicNG next generation platform. This is the fourth joint satellite project of Intelsat and JSAT. Launch is expected in the second half of 2018.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Dale Sarro, Raphael Russo and Brian Janson and counsel Ji Lu, Dorian Fogel, Menachem Kaplan and Richard Elliott; and tax partner Richard Bronstein.

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