In 1965, Intelsat established the first commercial global satellite communications system. For the first time, people, businesses and governments could communicate instantly, reliably and simultaneously from all corners of the globe. NASA put a man on the moon--and the world watched it happen via Intelsat.
With major milestones such as our 2001 privatization and 2006 acquisition of PanAmSat, Intelsat and our culture of leadership and technical excellence has established satellite communications as an essential element of the global telecommunications infrastructure.
International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT), it was—from 1964 to 2001—an intergovernmental consortium owning and managing a constellation of communications satellites providing international broadcast services.