The Intelsat 19 satellite was put into space on June 1 but one of the two solar panel arrays failed to deploy as scheduled shortly after launch. Engineers managed to get it deployed on June 12 and spent the next two weeks verifying the satellite was at its correct orbital position and that communications antennas were operational.
That work has now been completed and the satellite is in geo-stationary orbit at 166 degrees East.
But the launch glitch resulted in damage to the south solar array, and that will mean power available from the array will be less than planned, Intelsat said.
Still, broadband service from the satellite will be available, said Dianne VanBeber, a spokeswoman for Intelsat.
Intelsat 19's payload includes two ku-band beams covering the Northeast and Northwest Pacific Ocean. The beams should mean uninterrupted coverage for aircraft flying between the Unites States and East Asia.