Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) will begin building the Intelsat Americas-9 satellite after reaching an agreement with Intelsat on its design, the company said Nov. 1. Intelsat awarded SS/L a contract for the work in March. The satellite is to carry C-band and Ku-band transponders to provide communications services to North America, Central America and the Caribbean. It also carries an adjustable Ku-band spot beam. The IA-9 satellite is scheduled for delivery to Intelsat in 2007 and ...

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