Space Station/Loral Delivers Satellite for Hispasat Group
Will be positioned at 61 degrees West
January 14, 2013
PALO ALTO, CALIF. --
Space Systems/Loral announced that the Amazonas 3 multi-mission satellite,
and built for Hispasat Group, has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou,
French Guiana, where it will be launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle by
Arianespace. Amazonas 3, which was completed and delivered ahead of schedule,
includes the first Ka-band payload for broadband service in Latin
Amazonas 3 is designed to provide a wide range of telecommunications
services including direct-to-home television, corporate fixed and
mobile telephone networks, and broadband in the Americas, Europe, and
North Africa. When launched, the satellite will be positioned at the
orbital location of 61 degrees West longitude.
“With the early delivery of Amazonas 3, SSL has helped bring Hispasat
closer to its goal of providing the main communications bridge between
the European and American continents,” said Carlos Espinós, chief
executive officer of Hispasat, “When launched, the satellite will bring
great opportunity for innovation and growth in Latin America with its
Amazonas 3 has 33 Ku-band and 19 C-band transponders, and 9 Ka-band spot
beams. The satellite is based on the SSL 1300 platform. The spacecraft is designed
deliver service for 15 years or more.
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