Spanish company Hispasat announced that the Hispasat 36W-1 satellite has been successfully transferred to Europe’s Spaceport situated in Kourou, French Guiana for its launch scheduled for January of 2017. The new satellite will provide multimedia services and coverage for the Americas and Europe.
The H36W-1 satellite has 20 Ku-band transponders and additional capacity for up to 3 Ka-band transponders, as well as incorporating an innovative antenna that actively receives reconfigurable beams which, along with the on-board processor, provides greater flexibility to the satellite, the company said in a press release.
In turn, the launch of Amazonas 5 and the satellite Hispasat 30W-6 is also scheduled for 2017. The Amazonas 5 will have 24 Ku-band transponders and will be located at 61°W. With this new satellite, the Hispasat Group will be able to meet growing satellite capacity demand, mainly for DTH platforms in Latin America and Brazil.
The Hispasat 30W-6 will be located at 30º W. It will have 40 Ku band transponders, which will serve two coverage areas: Europe and North Africa and The Americas (from Canada to Patagonia, not including Brazil).