This will allow Intelsat-901 to extend its 19-year mission of relaying TV and other services by another five years. Press Release Intelsat 901 Satellite Returns to Service Using Northrop Grumman’s Mission Extension Vehicle Published: April 17, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Intelsat views life-extension services, like MEV technology, as a cost-effective and efficient way to minimize service disruptions, enhance the overall flexibility of its satellite fleet and better support the evolving needs of its customers. The event has been described as a major accomplishment by the firms involved. The replacement for the Intelsat 907 satellite, that carries the BBC Satback service, Intelsat 901 has now arrived at 27.5 west, thanks to the MEV that was attached to Intelsat 901 and pushed it into place.

MEV1 took this image of I901 prior to docking The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 that grabbed hold of Intelsat-901, is said to be the first time two commercial satellites had come together in this way at an altitude of just over 36,000km.

Nine Intelsat-9 satellites, improved and more powerful versions of its nine Intelsat-7 / Intelsat-7A spacecraft, were built by Space Systems/Loral (SS/L). ET The Intelsat 901 satellite has returned to service following its historic life-extension docking with Northrop Grumman's MEV-1 in February.
They replaced Intelsat-6 satellites, to provide enhanced voice, video, and data transmission services across the globe.. Satellite locations : Intelsat 907 is located at 27,543 W. Intelsat 901 is located at 27,551 W IS-901 is now operating at the 332.5°E orbital slot and providing full service to Intelsat customers.

Intelsat 901 Back to the list Satellite Name: Intelsat 901 (IS-901) Status: active Position: 28° W (27.5° W) NORAD: 26824 Cospar number: 2001-024A Operator: Intelsat Launch date: 9-Jun-2001 Launch site: Guiana Space Center Launch vehicle: Ariane 44L Launch mass (kg): 4723 Dry mass (kg): 1972 Manufacturer: Space Systems Loral (SSL) Model (bus): LS-1300 Orbit: GEO Expected lifetime: 25 yrs. This will allow Intelsat-901 to extend its 19-year mission of relaying TV and other services by another five years. BBC Satback Update : Intelsat 901 now at 27.5W.