International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT)

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Intelsat was founded in 1964 to own and operate the worldwide commercial satellite communications system. Costs are borne by members in proportion to their usage of the system. 19 Intelsat satellites in geosynchronous orbit provides a global communications service. It has 143 member states.

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  • Barry Turner

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