Space Systems/Loral to build new Hispasat satellite
July 7th, 2010 - 10:22 UTC
by Andy Sennitt.

Space Systems/Loral has been awarded a contract to manufacture a new spacecraft for Hispasat Group, the seventh largest satellite operator in the world and the leading operator in the broadcasting and distribution of contents in Spanish and Portuguese. Hispasat will use the new satellite to broadcast and distribute TV and radio programming in the Americas and Europe, as well as for deploying universal social services and corporate fixed and mobile telephone networks in the regions.

Amazonas 3 is a powerful, state-of-the art satellite designed to replace and expand on Amazonas 1 at 61 degrees West. It is scheduled to be available for launch in 2012. The new satellite will be capable of operating up to 33 simultaneous Ku-band transponders and 19 simultaneous C-band transponders over Europe and North and South America.