Intelsat 22 (COSPAR ID 2012-011A) is a new satellite under construction by Boeing Space Systems for the Intelsat Corp. The satellite is planned to be located at 72 degrees East Longitude over the Indian Ocean.
Intelsat 22 will have a three distinct communications payloads. A 48 channel C-band payload with 36 MHz channels, a 24 channel Ku band payload with 36 MHz channels, and a 18 channel UHF payload with 25 kHz channels.
The Intelsat 22 C-band payload consists of 48 operational 36 MHz channels. Two antennas will provide service to the Africa and Asia regions. There is some cross connect capability between the two regions.
Is-22 Ku-band payload
The Intelsat 22 Ku-band payload consists of 24 operational 36 MHz channels with coverage for the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.
Intelsat 22 UHF payload
The UHF payload consists of 18 operational 25 kHz channels which is being added to the Intelsat 22 satellite as a result of the contract with ADF.
Intelsat 22 has launched on 25 March 2012 at 12:10 GMT