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 All Former Employees of Intelsat 

 

The IRAA meets annually each October for its General Assembly. It also holds an annual Summer picnic jointly with COMARA (Comsat Alumni & Retirees Assoc.) and Intelsat staff between May-June. For music lovers, an IRAA/COMARA and Intelsat staff “Strathmore Concert Event” is usually held each March.

All 3 events provide a great opportunity for old friends & former colleagues to gather together for fellowship and camaraderie.


If you are not yet a member of the IRAA and would like to join, please CLICK here.


17th Annual Meeting of the General Assembly of the Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association and Social Gathering
Posted: 5 September 2016

Sunday, 16 October 2016, 2:00 PM
Kenwood Golf and Country Club

5601 River Rd.
Bethesda, MD
Kenwood Banquet Room

 See Social Events for further details.


Intelsat 33e / 36 Launch  Successful!
Posted:  24 August 2016

Arianespace successfully launched its fourth Ariane 5 mission of the year with the deployment of two more telecommunication satellites from the European Spaceport in Kourou on Thursday. The launch of Intelsat 33e and Intelsat 36 marked the heaviest launch to date for the European workhorse, with liftoff in the middle of the launch window at 22:17 UTC

Click HERE for further details by NASA Spaceflight.com.

The Intelsat 33e and Intelsat 36 satellite launch mission was successful today.  Liftoff occurred at 6:16 p.m. EDT.  The Intelsat 33e satellite separated from the rocket's upper stage at 6:44 p.m. EDT, and signal acquisition has been confirmed.  The Intelsat 36 satellite separated from the rocket's lower stage at 6:57 p.m. EDT, and signal acquisition has been confirmed.

Click HERE for further details by Intelsat.com


Countdown to Launch of Two Satellites Tomorrow: 
Intelsat 33e / 36

Posted:  23 August 2016

Click HERE for further details.


Welcome New Members
Posted:  17 August 2016

We are pleased to Welcome the following new members to the Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association:
August
Derek Drummie
Pat Gilligan

June
Flavien Bachabi


Intelsat Second Quarter 2016 Results
Posted:  28 July 2016

Yesterday, Intelsat announced its Second Quarter 2016 results.

Click for HERE further details



What Are You Doing Now?
Posted:  28 July 2016

A new section was added in the September 2015 Newsletter as a way to locate Intelsat colleagues to find out what they have been doing after leaving the organization. We are looking to include both those who left Intelsat pre-privatization and those who left after. Your stories are varied and fun to read. We would love to hear what you're doing these days as would many of your former colleagues/old friends at Intelsat.  Or, suggest a name of a former colleague/friend and we'll follow-up with them.  Just send an EMail to:  janekinzie@aol.com 


Intelsat Sees Epic Disrupting Entrenched Market Where Intelsat's a Major Stakeholder
Posted:  28 July 2016

PARIS – Satellite fleet operator Intelsat on July 27 positioned itself on both sides of the barricades of the satellite services business — a company storming the entrenched widebeam satellite pricing structure with its Epic high-throughput spacecraft (HTS) while at the same time maintaining a strong vested interest in that structure with the rest of its fleet.

Click for HERE further details by SpaceNews

Shares closed today at $2.19.

Intelsat Sees Epic Disrupting Entrenched Market Where Intelsat's a Major Stakeholder
Posted:  28 July 2016

PARIS – Satellite fleet operator Intelsat on July 27 positioned itself on both sides of the barricades of the satellite services business — a company storming the entrenched widebeam satellite pricing structure with its Epic high-throughput spacecraft (HTS) while at the same time maintaining a strong vested interest in that structure with the rest of its fleet.

Click for HERE further details by SpaceNews

Shares closed today at $2.19.


Intelsat's Financial Activities
Posted:  23 July 2016

Several members have inquired about recent reports concerning Intelsat's financial activities. 

Members, after logging into Members zone of website, please click either Health Benefits or Pension Benefits tabs for further information.


<<font face="arial"> Working Double Time: Intlesat's Next Launch
Posted:  18 July 2016

Spacenews 15 July 2016:  Intelsat has launched two satellites already in 2016: Intelsat 29e, the first of our Intelsat EpicNGhigh throughput satellites was launched in January, and Intelsat 31, providing media services over Latin America, was launched in May. Next on our schedule is the dual launch of Intelsat 33e and Intelsat 36, set for 24 August 2016 aboard an Ariane 5 vehicle from Kourou, French Guiana.

Click HERE further details by SpaceNews

 


Intelsat Announces Expiration, Final Results and Anticipated Settlement of Tender Offers for Certain Notes of Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A.
Posted:  18 July 2016

Luxembourg, July 15, 2016 Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, today announced the expiration of the previously announced tender offers (the “Tender Offers”) by Intelsat S.A.’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A. (“Intelsat Jackson”), to purchase its 6 ⅝% Senior Notes due 2022 (the “2022 Notes”), 5 ½% Senior Notes due 2023 (the “2023 Notes”) and 7 ½% Senior Notes due 2021 (the “2021 Notes,” and together with the 2022 Notes and the 2023 Notes, the “Notes”), for up to $463,000,000 in aggregate cash consideration (excluding accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes and fees and expenses related to the Tender Offers), subject to certain terms and conditions

Click for HERE further details by Intelsat.

Shares closed today at $2.95.

Moody's Assigns B1 Rating to Intelsat's Senior Secured Notes: Affirms Caa2 CFR
Posted:  13 July 2016

$490 million of new notes rated

Toronto, July 13, 2016 -- Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) assigned a B1 rating to Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A.' s (Jackson) $490 million senior secured notes and, as part of the same rating action, affirmed Intelsat S.A.'s (Intelsat) Caa2 corporate family rating (CFR), Caa3-PD/LD probability of default rating (PDR). With Jackson's 6.625% notes due 2022 having recently been guaranteed, Moody's upgraded their rating to Caa2 from Caa3. All other debt instrument ratings in the corporate family were affirmed (see ratings listing below). Intelsat's speculative grade liquidity rating was also affirmed, at SGL-3 (adequate liquidity), and its rating outlook was maintained at negative.

Click for HERE further details by Moody's.

Strength Seen in Intelsat (I): Stock Moves 7.4% Higher
Posted:  11 July 2016

Intelsat S.A.  I was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise over 7% in the day.  The move came on solid volume too with far more more shares changing hands than in a normal session.  This breaks the recent trend of the company since Jun 22, as the stock is now trading above the volatile price range $2.15 to $2.58.

Click for HERE further details by Zacks Equity Research via Yahoo.

Intelsat and AfricaOnline Partner to Accelerate Internet Broadband Connectivity across Sub-Saharan Africa
Posted:  4 July 2016

Luxembourg, 04 July 2016 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced that it has partnered with AfricaOnline, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gondwana International Networks, a leading provider of communications solutions across Africa, to provide a managed broadband internet service for sub-Saharan Africa.

Click for HERE further details by Intelsat.

Intelsat Announces Prive Placement to Repurchase Debt after Bank Route Blocked
Posted:  30 June 2016

TOULOUSE, France – Satellite fleet operator Intelsat, stymied in attempts to obtain investment-bank underwriting support for a debt repurchase because of an activist bondholder’s allegations the company had violated debt covenants, on June 30 said it had concluded a private placement of $490 million in debt to finance the repurchase of a portion of three of its bonds.

Click for HERE further details by Intelsat.

Intelsat Announces Entry into Note Purchase Agreement; Reduces Maximum Payment Amount and Extends Expiration Date of Tender Off for Certain Notes of Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A. to July 14, 2016
Posted:  30 June 2016

Luxembourg, 30 June 2016 Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, today announced that its subsidiary, Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A. (“Intelsat Jackson”) has entered into a purchase agreement with a number of institutional investors pursuant to which Intelsat Jackson agreed, subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions, to issue in a private placement $490 million aggregate principal amount of 9.50% senior secured notes (the “New Notes”) with a discount of 2.0%.

Click for HERE further details by Intelsat.

Intelsat Announces Extension of Expiration Date of Tender Offer for Certain Notes of Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A. to June 29, 2017
Posted:  23 June 2016

LUXEMBOURG--()--Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, today announced that its subsidiary, Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A. (“Intelsat Jackson”) has extended the Expiration Date and Withdrawal Deadline for its previously announced tender offers (the “Tender Offers”) to purchase its 6 5⁄8% Senior Notes due 2022 (CUSIP No. 45824TAM7) (the “2022 Notes”), 5 1⁄2% Senior Notes due 2023 (CUSIP No. 45824TAP0) (the “2023 Notes”) and 7 1⁄2% Senior Notes due 2021 (CUSIP No. 45824TAG0) (the “2021 Notes” and, together with the 2022 Notes and the 2023 Notes, the “Securities”) for up to $625,000,000 in aggregate cash consideration (excluding accrued and unpaid interest on the Securities and excluding fees and expenses related to the Tender Offers). All Securities tendered in the Tender Offers by the Expiration Date and accepted for payment will receive the Total Consideration, which includes the Early Tender Premium (each as defined in the amended and restated Offer to Purchase dated as of May 17, 2016 (the “Offer to Purchase”)).

Click for HERE further details by Business Wire


Request for Nominations to the IRAA Board
Posted: June 23, 2016

Three IRAA Board Director positions will become vacant later this year in October.

Your nomination(s) must be received not later than July 27, 2016. It must indicate acceptance by the proposed candidate(s).  Shortly after that date, the Board will provide a ballot to all active members to permit voting. 

Please send your proposed nomination(s) either electronically to: info@myiraa.com

 

Or by regular mail to:

 

Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association – Nominations

P.O. Box 40027

Washington, DC 20016-0027

Members, login and Click BOD Elections for further details after July 27, 2016.


Intelsat SA - Value Analysis (NYSE: I): June 13, 2016
Posted:  13 June 2016

Capital Cube gives Intelsat SA a score of 25.

Our analysis is based on comparing Intelsat SA with the following peers – Globalstar, Inc., Iridium Communications Inc., Global Eagle Entertainment, Inc., Loral Space & Communications Inc. and Harris Corporation (GSAT-US, IRDM-US, ENT-US, LORL-US and HRS-US).

Click for HERE further details by Capital Cube.

Intelsat shares dropped 20.65% today to close at $2.69.

Powerful SSL-Built Satellite for Intelsat Begins Post-Launch Maneuvers According to Plan
Posted:  10 June 2016

PALO ALTO, CA, June 10, 2016 /CNW/ - Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced  that a high-power satellite designed and built for Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world's first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite, Intelsat 31, deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard a Proton Breeze M vehicle provided byInternational Launch Services (ILS). It will begin firing its main thruster tomorrow in order to propel it toward its final geostationary orbit. The satellite will be used for broadcast services in Latin America.

Click HERE for further details by CNW.

Intelsat Announces Successful Launch of Intelsat 31
Posted:  9 June 2016

Luxembourg, 09 June 2016 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced the successful launch of the Intelsat 31 satellite, which is hosting the DLA-2 payload for DIRECTV Latin America.  Intelsat 31 was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan aboard an ILS Proton launch vehicle. Liftoff occurred at 7:10 GMT. The Intelsat 31 satellite separated from the rocket’s upper stage at 22:41 GMT, and signal acquisition has been confirmed.

Click HERE for further details by Intelsat.

Intelsat Announces Extension of Expiration Date of Tender Offer for Certain Notes of Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A. and that All Notes Tendered by Expiration Date and Accepted Will Receive Early Tender Premium
Posted:  9 June 2016

Luxembourg, 09 June 2016 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, today announced that its subsidiary, Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A. (“Intelsat Jackson”) has extended the Expiration Date and Withdrawal Deadline for its previously announced tender offers (the “Tender Offers”) to purchase its 6 5/8% Senior Notes due 2022 (CUSIP No. 45824TAM7) (the “2022 Notes”), 5½% Senior Notes due 2023 (CUSIP No. 45824TAP0) (the “2023 Notes”) and 7½% Senior Notes due 2021 (CUSIP No. 45824TAG0) (the “2021 Notes” and, together with the 2022 Notes and the 2023 Notes, the “Securities”) for up to $625,000,000 in aggregate cash consideration (excluding accrued and unpaid interest on the Securities and excluding fees and expenses related to the Tender Offers). 
Click HERE for further details by Intelsat.


Welcome New Members
Posted:  7 June 2016

We are pleased to Welcome the following new members to the Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association:

April - May
Tony Berntzen

Sue Decker

Ati Kadarmanto-Olson

Tom Kombo

Angela Kummel

Cindy Liu

Sheela Pinto

Robert Lambert
Norm Ronquillo


OPT French Polynesia Expands Relationship with Intelsat to Meet Growing Broadband Demands Across Region
Posted:  6 June 2016

Luxembourg and Singapore, 07 June 2016 – Intelsat (NYSE:  I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced today that Office des Postes et Telecommunications of French Polynesia (OPT) signed a new and expanded contract for Ku-band satellite solutions on Intelsat 18, located at 180° East.

Click for HERE further details by Intelsat.


                       MUSC Children's Hospital Fundraiser Run
              Posted:  5June 2016

Earl Main, a former Intelsat staffer/colleague, IRAA member and friend to many who will remember his dream marathon run of 3,000 miles to raise money for Children's Hospital in 1999 commencing on Memorial Day from San Francisco and stopping in Washington, DC, on Labor Day to be joined by several other Intelsat employees to finish the run at Ocean City, MD.  Earl has been a long time youth sports advocate and he is still at it these days. 

Although not running in his home state of South Carolina, Earl is one of the spokespersons for a team of 6 teens and 4 adults between the ages of 14 and 66, who will be running across the entire state of South Carolina beginning next Sat. 11th June and ending 15 days later on 26th June, running an average of 20 miles a day. 

If you would like to support this worthy cause, please make your check payable to:

MUSC Children's Hospital (pls write "MUSC Children's Hospital 300" on the memo line)

Mail your donation to the following address:

Wanda H. Bazemore
Associate Director of Development
Director Major Events
MUSC Children's Hospital
59 Bee Street
Charleston, SC 29425

Or you may make a direct donation to the Hospital via the link below.

 https://givenow.musckids.org/300          


Intelsat Announces Extension of Early Tender Date for Certain Notes of Jackson Holdings S.A.
Posted:  1 June 2016

LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--()--Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced (1 June 2016) that KDDI Corporation (KDDI), a Japan-based global telecommunications company, is utilizing Intelsat’s next-generation high throughput satellite platform, Intelsat EpicNG SM, to provide cost-effective, regionalized, video contribution and backhaul services at the upcoming Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Click HERE for further details by BusinessWire.

Intelsat shares closed today at $3.52.

Intelsat and KDDI Turn Rio into the First EpicNG Games
Posted:  1June 2016

Luxembourg, 1 June 2016--Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced today that KDDI Corporation (KDDI), a Japan-based global telecommunications company, is utilizing Intelsat’s next-generation high throughput satellite platform, Intelsat EpicNG SM, to provide cost-effective, regionalized, video contribution and backhaul services at the upcoming Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Click HERE for further details by Intelsat.

STC Expands Relationship with Intelsat to Drive Broadband Growth in Saudi Arabia
Posted:  1 June 2016

LUXEMBOURG & SINGAPORE--()--Intelsat (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced (30 May 2016) that Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC), a provider of integrated mobile, fixed and broadband communications services, has expanded its relationship with Intelsat and entered into a new contract for satellite services on Intelsat 15 located at 85.15° East.

Click HERE for further details by BusinessWire.

Myanmar Implements Intelsat Satellite Solutions to Advance 2G and 3G Wireless Network Infrastructure Deployment Goals
Posted:  27 May 2016

LUXEMBOURG & SINGAPORE--()--Intelsat (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced today that the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) of Myanmar will utilize services on two Intelsat satellites to advance the deployment of the country’s wireless communications infrastructure, and expand broadband access for businesses.

Click HERE for further details by BusinessWire.

Intelsat shares closed today at $3.32.

 

Intelsat Says Lower Epic Satellite Prices Offset by Higher Demand
Posted:  25 May 2016

  PARIS -- Satellite fleet operator Intelsat on May 24 said pricing pressure on its new high-throughput Epic satellite was stronger than forecast but was being compensated by higher-than-expected volume demand.

 Click HERE for further details from SpaceNews.

Intelsat shares closed today at $3.43.

Eutelsat's Shark Attack
Posted:  23 May 2016

Eutelsat delivered a dramatic revenue and profit warning May 12 that’s causing the entire satellite sector – bandwidth providers, customers, rocket and satellite builders, credit-rating agencies, the whole lot — to ask themselves the Jaws question.

You recall the scene: a swimmer’s body washes up on the beach in pieces. To prevent a panic and preserve the tiny tourist town’s vital summer trade, the coroner ascribes the death to a “boat accident.”

Then an outside expert reviews the evidence. His voice dripping with ridicule, he turns to the coroner and says: “This is not a boat accident! … It was a shark.”

 Click HERE for further details from SpaceNews.

Moody's Affirms Intelsat's Caa2 and Caa-3PD PDR
Posted:  18 May 2016

  NOTE: On May 18, 2016, the press release was corrected as follows: In the debt list, under Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A, “Senior Secured Bond, Affirmed at B1 (LGD1)” was added as the first line. Revised release follows.

Toronto, May 17, 2016 -- Moody's Investors Service (Moody's ) affirmed Intelsat S.A.'s (Intelsat) Caa2 corporate family rating (CFR), Caa3-PD probability of default (PDR), and the ratings for all outstanding debt instruments in the corporate family (see ratings listing below) following the company's announcement of an exchange offer, at a significant discount to their face value, of certain debts issued by Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A. (Jackson). 

 Click HERE for further details from Intelsat.

Intelsat shares closed lower today at $3.22.

Intelsat Amends Tender Offers for Certain Notes of Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A.
Posted:  18 May 2016

  Yesterday, Luxembourg, 17 May 2016 Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services today announced that its subsidiary, Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A. (“Intelsat Jackson”), has amended the terms of its previously announced tender offers (the “Tender Offers”) to purchase its 6 ⅝% Senior Notes due 2022 (CUSIP No. 45824TAM7) (the “2022 Notes”), 5 ½% Senior Notes due 2023 (CUSIP No. 45824TAP0) (the “2023 Notes”) and 7 ½% Senior Notes due 2021 (CUSIP No. 45824TAG0) (the “2021 Notes” and, together with the 2022 Notes and the 2023 Notes, the “Securities”) for up to $625,000,000 in aggregate cash consideration (excluding accrued and unpaid interest on the Securities and excluding fees and expenses related to the Tender Offers) (the “Maximum Payment Amount”).  
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 Click HERE for further details from Intelsat.

Intelsat Announces Tender Offers for Certain Notes of Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A.
Posted:  13 May 2016

  Yesterday, Luxembourg, 12 May 2016, Intelsat S.A., the world's leading provider of satellite services today announced that its subsidiary, Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A. ("Intelsat Jackson"), is commencing a tender offer (the "Tender Offer") to purchase its 6 5/8% Senior Notes due 2022 (CUSIP No. 45824TAM7) (the "2022 Notes"), 5 1/2% Senior Notes due 2023 (CUSIP No. 45824TAP0) (the "2023 Notes") and 7 1/2% Senior Notes due 2021 (CUSIP No. 45824TAG0) (the "2021 Notes" and, together with the 2022 Notes and the 2023 Notes, the "Securities") for up to $625,000,000 in aggregate cash consideration (excluding accrued and unpaid interest on the Securities and excluding fees and expenses related to the Tender Offers) (the "Maximum Payment Amount").
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 Click HERE for further details from Intelsat.

Intelsat shares closed today at $3.46.

Eutelsat Forecast Sends Shivers Through Satellite Markets
Posted:  13 May 2016

  PARIS - Eutelsat on May 12 deliverd a multiple-marhead bomb to tis investors -- and by extension to the entire fixed satellite services industry -- slashing revenue forecasts on weakeness in its data transmissions, U.S. military, consumer broadband and Latin American operations and even in its gilded Hot Bird direct-to-home television business in  Europe.

 Click HERE for further details from SpaceNews.

Intelsat SA: I-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2016 By the Numbers
Posted:  6 May 2016

On 5 May 2016, Capital Cube reported that Intel SA reports financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.
We analyze the earnings along side the following peers of Intelsat SA - Iridium Communictions Inc. and Harris Corporation (IRDM-US and HRS-US) that have also reported for this period.

 Click HERE for further details from Capital Cube.

Intelsat shares closed downward today at $3.54.

Intelsat: No News on Debt Restructuring, Good News on Performance of 1st Epic Satellite
Posted:  2 May 2016

On 29 April 2016, SpaceNews reported that Intelsat "...said tests of its first Epic-class satellte, Intelsat 29e, have confirmed the performance levels the company had been predicting and that the satellite would enter service by late May."

 Click HERE for further details from SpaceNews.

Intelsat shares closed upward today at $4.02.

Intelsat Announces First Quarter 2016 Results
Posted:  28 April 2016

Click HERE for Intelsat’s first quarter earnings results.

Intelsat shares closed upward today at $3.94.

Intelsat First Quarter 2016 Commentary
Posted:  28 April 2016

Click HERE for Intelsat’s first quarter performance summary and commentary.

Intelsat Announces Conversion Ratio for the 5.75% Series A Mandatory Convertible Junor Non-Voting Preferred Shares
Posted:  27 April 2016

Luxembourg, 27 April 2016 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, today announced that the conversion ratio for the Company’s 3,450,000 5.75% Series A Mandatory Convertible Junior Non-Voting Preferred Shares (the Series A Preferred shares) has been determined.

Click HERE for further details by Intelsat.


Intelsat and Harmonic Deliver Ultra High Definition and High Dynamic Range Demo Channel to the Americas
Posted:  18 April 2016

Intelsat will expand its UHD and HDR demo channel for Latin America viewing via Intelsat 14 at 315° East, an emerging media platform in Latin America

NAB Show, Las Vegas and Luxembourg, 18 April 2016 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, and Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced the expansion of their linear 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) demonstration channel, HVN Intelsat UHD, to include the Latin American region. The HVN Intelsat UHD channel was created to showcase and facilitate the introduction of compelling UHD and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content and its ability to create viewer interest and loyalty..

Click HERE for further details by Intelsat.

Intelsat and Encompass Digital Media Deliver Programming to 64 Million Households Across North America
Posted:  18 April 2016

Luxembourg, 18 April 2016 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced today that Encompass Digital Media, a global technology services company delivering end-to-end video solutions to broadcast and media companies, has renewed and expanded its contract, utilizing Intelsat’s powerful Galaxy fleet and premier video neighborhoods to deliver high-quality standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) content to 64 million households across North America.

Click HERE for further details by Intelsat.

Intelsat shares closed today at $3.13.

Orbital ATK Starts Up a Space Tow Truck Service
Posted:  17 April 2016

Up, down. Up again, down again. If you watch the comings and goings of astronauts visiting the International Space Station, you might get the impression that folks generally think of space as a nice place to visit, but they wouldn't want to stay up there.

Click HERE for further details by Motley Fool.


Intelsat's Premier Video Neighborhoods to Distribute BBC World News Channel to Millions of Viewers around the Globe
Posted:  15 April 2016

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced today that BBC World News, a leading global news TV channel, has renewed and expanded its contract for use of multiple Intelsat premier video neighborhoods and the IntelsatOne® terrestrial network to distribute high-quality standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) content across several continents.

Click HERE for further details by Intelsat.

Intelsat shares closed today at $3.10.


Intelsat Signs Up for Orbital's Satellite Life-Extension Service
Posted:  12 April 2016

Intelsat SA will be the first customer for Orbital ATK Inc's new service that will use robotic vehicles to fix damaged satellites in space, the companies said on Tuesday.

Click HERE for further details by Reuters.

Pioneers in Space: Orbital ATK Announces Intelsat as Anchor
Customer for New Satellite Life Extension Service

Posted:  12 April 2016


Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced that Intelsat, S.A. INYSE: I), operator of the world's first Globalized Network, has signed a contract to become the first customer for Orbital AT's new satellite life extension service.

Click HERE for further details by Business Wire.

Remote Servicing and Repair could be "Holy Grail" for Space
Posted:  12 April 2016

There are few Holy Grails in space.  Today's announcements from several different companies made it clear that a couple of these Holy Grails are hopefully about to be realized.

Click HERE for further details by GPS Wolrd

Intelsat shares closed today at $2.81.

Intelsat Announces Final Preferred Stock Dividend and Mandatory Conversion of the 5.75% Series A Mandatory Convertible Junior Non-Voting Preferred Shares
Posted:  11 April 2016

Intelsat, S.A. INYSE: I), operator of the world's first Globalized Network, powered by its leding satellite backbone, today announced a quartrly cash dividen of $071875 per share to be paid to holdeers of its 5.75% Series A Mandaory Convertible Junior Non-voting Preferred Shres (the "Series A Preferred shares"), in accordance with the terms of the Series A Preferred shares.

Click HERE for further details by Business Wire.


Help Us Find These Members
Posted:  5 April 2016

We have lost contact with these members below.  If you have any information on how to contact them, please send us an EMail at: info@myiraa.com

Mike Brown
Jack Dicks
Mary Helms
Ananda Sharnprapai


Welcome New Members
Posted:  5 April 2016

We are pleased to Welcome the following new members to the Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association:

April
John Hsing

March
Richard (Greg) Marlow
Sanjay Singhal


Intelsat Jackson Issued Most Junk Bonds in the Week Ended March 24
Posted:  31 March 2016

As reported in Market Realist today, Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A., a subsidiary of Intelsat S.A. (I), dissued dollar-denominated junk bonds worth $1.25 billion on March 21. The senior secured first-lien notes were rated B1/B- and carried a coupon of 8.0%. The bonds will mature on February 15, 2024, and were issued at 100% of the aggregate principal amount at a yield to worst of 8.0%.  Intelsat Jackson intends to use the proceeds of the loan for general corporate purposes.

Click HERE or further details via Market Realist

Intelsat shares closed today at $2.52.


Moody's Says Intelsat Likely to Proceed with 'Limited Loan Defaults'
Posted:  22 March 2016

Click HERE or further details via SpaceNews

Click HERE for further details via BloombergBusiness

Intelsat shares closed downward today at $2.53.


Intelsat Announces Upsizing & Pricing of Senior Secured Notes
Posted:  21 March 2016

Click HERE or further details via Intelsat News

Moody's Assigns B1 Rating to Intelsat's Senior Secured Notes; Downgrades Possibility of Default to Caa3-PD
Posted:  21 March 2016

Click HERE or further details via Moody's

Intelsat shares closed upward today at $2.81.


Intelsat Promotes Skot Butler to President of Intelsat General Corporation
Posted:  18 March 2016

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Intelsat and SkyNet de Columbia Bring High Speed Broadband Connectivity
to Remote Areas of Columbia
Posted:  8 March 2016

Click HERE for further details via Business Wire
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Intelsat and Marlink to Bring Affordable, High Speed Intelsat EpicNG Broadband
Connectivity to Maritime Customers
Posted:  8 March 2016

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Gogo Partners with Intelsat on Major Capacity Agreement Across Intelsat Globalized
Network and Becomes Anchor Tenant for World's First GEO/LEO Shared Network
Posted:  7 March 2016

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Intelsat General Awarded Second Contract to Provide Connectivity in Support of Mideast Operations
Posted:  7 March 2016

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Intelsat General and L-3 Communication Systems-West Successfully Demonstrate
Automatic Beam Switching for Unmanned Aerial System on Intelsat EpicNG
Posted:  7 March 2016

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IntelsatOne® Flex for Enterprise: World's Largest, High Speed IP Network in the Sky
Posted:  7 March 2016

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True Broadband will Transform the Seas Starting in 2016
Posted:  7 March 2016

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Intelsat and DETASAD Enhance Broadband Connectivity for Corporate Networks in Saudi Arabia
Posted:  7 March 2016

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Intelsat shares closed upward today at $2.30.


Moody's Downgrades Intelsat
Posted:  2 March 2016

Yesterday, Moody's downgraded Intelsat S.A.'s (Intelsat) corporate family rating (CFR) and probability of default (PDR) ratings, respectively, to Caa2 from B3 and Caa2-PD from B3-PD, and changed the ratings outlook to negative from stable.  Click HERE for further details.  Shares ended at $1.50 but bounced back today to end at $1.88.

Intelsat Market Value Continues Downward
Posted: 
26 February 2016

After the launch of Intelsat EpicNG on 27th January, shares ended at $3.15, and continues its downward trend closing today at $1.69.  Intelsat 29e remains in orbit testing and is expected to enter into service in April. 

Click HERE for Capital Cube article Intelsat SA Earnings Analysis:  2015 By the Numbers

Click HERE for Thomson Reuters article 22nd February Edited Transcript of I Earnings Conference Call or Presentation 22-Feb-16 4:00pm GMT

Click HERE for Benzinga.com article 22nd February Intelsat Plunges 10% Following Preliminary Q4 Results.

Click HERE for Intelsat news release 22nd  February 2016:  Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2015

Click HERE for Intelsat news release 22nd  February 2016:  Quarterly Commentary Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2015


Intelsat Appoints Jaques Kerrett as Chief Financial Officer
Posted: 
2 February 2016

On 29 January, Intelsat announced that Jaques Kerrett is joining the company as Executive Vice President and CFO, reporting to CEO, Stephen Spengler.

Click HERE for further details.


Welcome New Member
Posted:  1 February 2016

We are pleased to Welcome the following new member to the Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association:

January
Rachel Devaux-Jeffries


Intelsat 29e Successfully Launched into Orbit from French Guiana
Posted: 28
January 2016

Liftoff of the the first Intelsat EpicNG Satellite aboard an Arianne 5 launch vehicle from French Guiana occurred at 6:20pm EST yesterday.  Thirty eight minutes later, the satellite separated from the rocket's upper stage.

Photo courtesy of Broadband News. 

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New Metrics for HTS Models
Posted:  
16 January 2016

From Northern Skies Research Jan 13th, 2016:

The key metric for satellite operators has traditionally been fill rates. Fill rates are an accurate measure of success for widebeam FSS satellites in which video is the major application as video is constantly beamed and hence fill rates equate to utilization.  An added benefit is that contracts are long term leading to relatively stable transponder prices.

Click New Metrics for further details.


Kymeta and Intelsat Bring Terabyte Connectivity to Cars of the Future
Posted:  
13 January 2016

From Intelsat Newsroom:  The next wave of connected car innovation will depend on satellite connectivity

REDMOND, Washington and Luxembourg. – January 12, 2016
– Kymeta Corporation and Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), the world’s leading provider of satellite services, are making the next evolution of connected car a reality. The companies will combine Intelsat’s leadership in space-based communication with Kymeta’s innovative antenna technology to bring high speed connectivity to cars on a global basis. This will enable the creation of new services on every continent, support software over-the-air applications, advance the potential for autonomous driving and pave the way for the future of the connected car.


Click Satellite Connected Cars for further details.


Intelsat Announces Preferred Stock Dividend
Posted: 11 January 2016

On 8 January, Intelsat announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.71875 per share.  It is the 10th quarter in a row which dividends have been paid at $0.71875 per share since it's first quarterly cash dividend of $0.799 on 13 July 2013.  At the end of closing on 8 January, stocks ended at $3.52 per share. 


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7th Annual COMARA/IRAA Strathmore Concert Event (Posted: December 24, 2015)
Tour of Intelsat HQ Building at Tysons (Corner) (Posted: December 21, 2015)
Intelsat Announces Expected Launch Date of Intelsat 29e (Posted: December 5, 2015)
Intelsat Reports Third quarter 2015 Results (Posted: December 5, 2015)
Why US Pays More than Other Countries for Drugs (Posted: December 1, 2015)
Intelsat Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer Michael McDonnell (Posted: October 19, 2015)
Summit Ridge Group Article (Posted: October 4, 2015)
Intelsat Announces Preferred Stock Dividend (Posted: October 4, 2015)
Welcome New Member (Posted: October 4, 2015)
Intelsat Preparing to Sell Some Assets (Posted: September 30, 2015)
Welcome New Member (Posted: September 12, 2015)
16th Annual Meeting of the IRAA (Posted: September 8, 2015)
Intelsat 34 Successfully Launched from French Guiana (Posted: August 20, 2015)
Japan Intelsat Club Annual Meeting (Posted: August 18, 2015)
Intelsat Announces Preferred Stock Dividend (Posted: July 13, 2015)
Request for Nominations to the IRAA Board (Posted: June 26, 2015)
Welcome New Members (Posted: June 26, 2015)
Lost Member (Posted: June 13, 2015)
Welcome New Members (Posted: June 1, 2015)
Welcome New Member (Posted: May 12, 2015)
Two Social Events: 6th Annual Summer Picnic & 1st Annual Wolf Trap Performance (Posted: April 5, 2015)
Intelsat Announces Quarterly Stock Dividend (Posted: April 2, 2015)
Michael J. DeMarco and Kurt Riegelman Appointed to New Roles on
    Intelsat's Executive Leadership Team (Posted: April 2, 2015)
Welcome New Members (Posted: February 28, 2015)
4000 Connecticut Avenue NW (old Intelsat Building) (Posted: February 10, 2015)
Last and Most Famous Intelsat Series VI Satellites Comes to an End (Posted: January 17, 2015)
Intelsat Announces Quarterly Stock Dividend (Posted: December 11, 2014)
Intelsat Appoints Stephen Spengler as Deputy Chief Executive Office (Posted: December 11, 2014)
Lost Contact (Posted: December 6, 2014)
Welcome New Members (Posted: October 20, 2014)
Intelsat 30 Launched (Posted: October 17, 2014)
Welcome New Members (Posted: September 24, 2014)
IRAA Board of Directors Election 2014 (Posted: September 7, 2014)
Ask for Your Senior Discounts (Posted: September 7, 2014)
15th Annual Meeting and Social Gathering (Posted: September 1, 2014)
Intelsat at 50: One of Satellite's Most Enduring Stories (Posted: September 1, 2014)
Inside Intelsat's New Tysons Corner Headquarters (Posted: August 30, 2014)
Japan Intelsat Club (Posted: August 30, 2014)
Welcome and Goodbye (Posted: August 30, 2014)
Welcome New Members (Posted: July 29, 2014)
New Mailing Address (Posted: June 18, 2014)
IRAA Members: Don't Forget to Vote (Posted: August 18, 2014)
Intelsat Moves to Tysons (Posted: July 29, 2014)
EIEIO Gathering - Last One in DC (Posted: May 27, 2014)
Welcome New Members (Posted: May 19, 2014)
Welcome New Members (Posted: April 30, 2014)
Say Au Revoir to Intelsat Building (Posted: April 23, 2014)
IRAA Annual Dues for 2014-2015 (Posted: April 23, 2014)
Intelsat Celebrating It's 50th Anniversary (Posted: March 10, 2014)
Intelsat Upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo (Posted: February 6, 2014)
Two Social Events Planned (Posted: January 31, 2014)
Intelsat HDQTRS Nominated for Landmark Status (Posted: January 21, 2014)
Welcome New Members (Posted: January 17, 2014)
Welcome New Members (Posted: November 30, 2013)
Satellite Hall of Fame and Museum (Posted: October 24, 2013)
Welcome New Members (Posted: October 21, 2013)
New Bulletin Board Page (Posted: October 9, 2013)
 IRAA Annual Meeting & Social Reminder (Posted: September 30, 2013)
IRAA Website URL and EMail Address (Posted: September 20, 2013)
Joe Pelton Honored with International Award for Space Efforts (Posted: September 20, 2013)
Facebook News (Posted: September 20, 2013)
National Electronics Museum: New Exhibit (Posted: September 20, 2013)
IRAA Board Election Ballot August 2013 (Posted: August 7, 2013)
Request for Nominations to the IRAA Board (Posted: June 25, 2013)
The Future of Intelsat's Old Building and It's Future Home (Posted: June 16, 2013)
Welcome New Members (Posted: June 16, 2013)
Intelsat Fiscal Future Bright? (Posted: June 5, 2013)
Help Us Find These Members (Posted: April 20, 2013)
14th Annual Meeting of the General Assembly of the IRAA (Posted: April 20, 2013)
Intelsat IPO Listed on the NYSE (Posted: April 20, 2013)
New Intelsat Retirees, Alumni and Friends Facebook Page (Posted: April 20, 2013)
Welcome New Members (Posted: April 20, 2013)
IRAA Annual Dues for 2013-2014 (Posted: April 20, 2013)
Board of Director News (Posted: April 20, 2013)
Intelsat 27 Launch Failure (Posted: April 20, 2013)
Intelsat is Moving Headquarters from DC/Van Ness to Tysons Corner (Posted: April 20, 2013)
National Electronics Museum New Exhibit: Satellites Transform Our Lives (Posted: April 20, 2013)
4th Annual IRA/COMARA & Intelsat Summer Picnic (Posted: April 20, 2013)
13th Annual Meeting and Social Gathering - Epilogue (Posted: April 20, 2013)
Website Updates (Posted: April 20, 2013)
Intelsat 23 Proton Launch Successful (Posted: October 18, 2012)
2nd Update: 13th Annual Meeting of the IRA & Social Gathering (Posted: October 12, 2012)
Update: 13th Annual Meeting of the IRA & Social Gathering (Posted: October 9, 2012)
Welcome New Members (Posted: October 9, 2012)
Congressman Chris Van Hollen Will Join Us as our Featured Speaker
     at the 13th Annual Meeting (Posted: September 12, 2012)

13th Annual Meeting of the General Assembly and Social Gathering (Posted: August 30, 2012)
New Website Launched (Posted: August 30, 2012)
Intelsat 21 Launch Successful (Posted: August 20, 2012)
Intelsat 20 Launched Successfully in French Guiana (Posted: August 2, 2012)
Vote for 3 Directors to IRA Board (Posted: July 31, 2012)
Intelsat HQ Building Sold for $85 Million (Posted: July 28, 2012)
Welcome New Members (Posted: July 5, 2012)
Intelsat 19 Sea Launch Update (Posted: June 27, 2012)
Request for Nominations to the IRA Board (Posted: June 25, 2012)
Amendments to the By-Laws (Posted: June 22, 2012)
IRA Exploring Creation of Facebook Page (Posted: June 20, 2012)
Intelsat 19 Sea Launch Update (Posted: June15, 2012)
Intelsat Files for $1.75 Billion IPO (Posted: May 20, 2012)
Intelsat VI F-3 Recovery 20th Anniversary (Posted May 15, 2012)
Intelsat 19 Sea Launch Successful - (Posted: April 7, 2012)
Conny Kullman Elected to SES Board of Directors (Posted: April 7, 2012)
Intelsat 22 Proton Launch Successful (Posted: March 26, 2012)
Announcement: 3rd Annual IRA/COMARA Night at Strathmore - (Posted: November 16, 2011)
Brand Name Rx or Generic? - (Posted: February 6, 2012)
New Mailing Address (Posted:  September 20, 2011)
How It Went: 12th Annual Meeting of IRA & Social Gathering - Epilogue (Posted: November 16, 2011)
Board of Directors Election 2011 (Posted: September 20, 2011)
12th Annual Meeting of IRA & Social Gathering (Posted: September 20, 2011)
How It Was: 2nd Annual IRA/COMARA Summer Picnic - (Posted: August 1, 2011)
ISU Dr. Burton I. Edelson Memorial Lecture (Posted May 11, 2011)
Announcement - 2nd Annual IRA/COMARA Summer Picnic (Posted: May 8, 2011)
Satellite Exhibit at the National Electronic Museum (Posted: February 4, 2011)
Website Update (Posted: February 4, 2011)

 

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