IS-45 - Space launch mission detailed information
30 JUN 2026
Ariane Launch Area 4
Intelsat 45 is a small geostationary communications satellite that will provide Ku-band fixed-satellite services enabling Intelsat to provide specialized and efficient service to Media and Network customers. IS-45 weighs about 1 metric ton at launch and is designed and built by SWISSto12, based on the company’s innovative HummingSat platform. HummingSats are just over one cubic meter in volume, one-tenth the size of conventional satellites placed in geostationary orbit. SWISSto12 is developing the satellites in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) through its public-private-partnership program, benefiting from unique and patented 3D printing technologies.
The Ariane 6 family is currently under development by the European Space Agency, with two variations including the Ariane 64 with four solid boosters intended for government and scientific missions.