Amazonas 2 Delivered to Arianespace for Late September Launch
September 22, 2009 | Staff Writer
Hispasatís Amazonas 2 satellite has been transported to the European Space Agency launch base in Kourou, French Guiana, to prepare for its launch at the end of this month by Arianespace, Hispasat announced Sept. 21.
The $293 million satellite, built by EADS Astrium, was transported after it passed resistance and performance tests. Arianespace will launch Amazonas 2 on an Ariane 5 ECA.
Amazonas 2 aims to increase the operations capacity and flexibility of Hispasatís satellite system and consolidate it as the operator of reference in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets.