|INTELSAT is the original "Inter-governmental Satellite
It once owned and operated most of the World's satellites used for international
communications, and still maintains a substantial fleet of satellites.
INTELSAT is moving towards "privatisation", with increasing competition from
commercial operators (e.g. PanAmSat, Loral Skynet, etc.).
- Interim organisation formed in 1964 by 11 countries
- Permanent structure formed in 1973
- Commercial "spin-off", New Skies Satellites in 1998
- Full "privatisation" by April 2001
INTELSAT has 143 members and signatories listed here.