NASA describes the mission as follows, “SpaceX has one previous launch for Intelsat, with the Intelsat 35e satellite reaching orbit in 2017. This is the first time Intelsat is flying one of its Galaxy video transmission satellites aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. Previous Galaxy satellites were launched aboard Soyuz-FG and Proton rockets from Kazakhstan and Russia, as well as Ariane 4 and 5 rockets from French Guiana.The G-33 and G-34 satellites were both built by Northrop Grumman after being selected by Intelsat in 2020. Both satellites will operate in the upper portion of the C-band spectrum, which is a range of wireless radio frequencies used for telecommunications and data connections around the world.These satellites are supporting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and their plan to keep the lower portion of the C-band spectrum available to cell service providers for the continued rollout of 5G services across the United States. By moving traditional C-band communications to these upper portions of the spectrum, the FCC is clearing the 3.7 – 4.2 GHz bands which can be auctioned off to wireless providers. That spectrum must be clear of all other traffic by Dec. 5, 2023.”

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