Telenor Satellite to complete
satellite life-extension service
for THOR 10-02 satellite

Oslo, 29 May 2020. Telenor Satellite is pleased to announce that in conjunction with Intelsat, it will be undertaking an on-orbit mission extension servicing of its THOR 10-02 (aka Intelsat 1002) satellite.

MEV-1 (MEV-2 precursor mission) captured this image of Intelsat-901 prior to docking in February 2020. Image: courtesy of Northrop Grumman/SpaceLogistics.

Due to the excellent health of Telenor Satellite’s payload on THOR 10-02 and the continuing high value benefits to our customers, we are pleased that the satellite will have its operational life extended with the MEV-2 (Mission Extension Vehicle). As previously announced by Intelsat, Space Logistics (a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman) is contracted to deploy its Mission Extension Vehicle MEV-2 to prolong the operational life of THOR 10-02.

We are very pleased to see that the precursor MEV-1 has been declared a complete success and congratulate Intelsat and Northrop Grumman for this ground-breaking achievement!

We are now looking forward to having our payload as part of the next mission to take place later this year. We will continue to provide further details on this exciting mission in due course.