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Intelsat General Corp.

August 04, 2015 09:00 ET

Intelsat General's Kay Sears Honored by Industry Group With Prestigious Peter B. Teets Award

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Aug 4, 2015) - Intelsat General, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intelsat (NYSE: I), today announced that President Kay Sears has been awarded the 2014 Honorable Peter B. Teets Award, given annually by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) for industry leadership in strengthening America's national security through space technologies. Ms. Sears has distinguished herself as a strong and influential technology leader for over 22 years in the satellite communications industry and has extensive experience in delivering rapid-response solutions to both military and civilian agencies of the U.S. government. 

Peter Teets retired as Director of the National Reconnaissance Office in 2005 after a long and distinguished career that also included serving as Undersecretary of the Air Force and as president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Martin Corporate. Teets is credited with laying the foundation of the existing U.S. national security space enterprise and with improving the acquisition, operation, and effectiveness of national security space capabilities.

"Kay Sears truly represents the letter and spirit of the progress made by Peter Teets in seeking collaboration between government and industry on a space architecture that enhances our national security," said Steve Spengler, President and CEO of Intelsat, parent company of Intelsat General. "Kay works tirelessly with our government partners to provide the men and women stationed around the world with the most advanced and reliable communications networks available."

The award, which specifically recognizes significant contributions to the development, introduction, operational contribution and/or support of space systems, was presented at a dinner on Aug. 3. In addition to Sears, the NDIA honored Air Force Gen. John Hyten, head of Air Force Space Command, with the Teets award in the government category.

About Intelsat General Corp.
Intelsat General provides satellite communications solutions to military, commercial and government customers over Intelsat's fleet of approximately 50 satellites and a global terrestrial network of teleports and fiber infrastructure. Intelsat General also offers these customers the option of placing a dedicated hosted communications payload aboard an Intelsat satellite. From remote military outposts, disaster recovery sites and U.S. embassies to health and homeland security agencies, Intelsat General's solutions support even the most complex operations, from routine to mission critical, anywhere on the globe. These solutions address the numerous communications challenges inherent in a wide range of applications. From Airborne ISR/UAV scenarios to Distance Learning to Logistics, Intelsat General engineers can enhance government, military and commercial communications to allow customers to achieve their mission objectives.

Based in McLean, VA, Intelsat General is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat S.A (NYSE: I), the world's largest and most experienced provider of fixed and mobile satellite services for many of the world's leading media and network companies, ISPs and government agencies. www.intelsatgeneral.com

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