HISPASAT presents its most flexible satellite at Washington Satellite 2017

March 6, 2017

At this event, HISPASAT will present the newest satellite in its fleet, the H36W-1, launched in January with its highly innovative platform and payload.

HISPASAT will participate in one of the most important discussions of the event and will attend the most prominent exposition fair in the satellite sector.

Madrid, 6 March 2017.-The Spanish satellite communications operator, HISPASAT, is once again attending the world’s main satellite communications event, the Washington Satellite, which will be held in the capital of the United States from today until March 9. In this forum, the most important companies in the sector meet annually so they can analyse the changes and progress in the satellite telecommunications field.

HISPASAT will have a stand where visitors will be able to consult its satellite services with powerful coverage over the Americas, Europe and North Africa.

HISPASAT will present its portfolio of telecommunication services that it offers through its satellites and, in particular, the newest member of its fleet, the HISPASAT 36W-1 (H36W-1), which was put into orbit at the end of January from French Guiana.

This new HISPASAT satellite provides coverage for South America and Europe, including the Canary Islands. It has a 15-year lifespan and will offer video contribution and cellular backhaul services, as well as company and broadband solutions, once it satisfactorily passes the tests it is undergoing after its launch by a Soyuz rocket, which belongs to the Arianespace company. The H36W-1 has 20 transponders in the Ku band and up to three more in the Ka band for the Iberian Peninsula and the Canary Islands.

The H36W-1 was built on the new SmallGEO platform, developed in collaboration with the German manufacturer OHB and the European Space Agency. It has an advanced regenerative payload, RedSAT, consisting of an active antenna with beams that are reconfigurable from Earth and an on-board processor that provide the satellite with better signal quality and greater flexibility in order to better adapt to market changes throughout its lifespan.

In addition, HISPASAT will launch two more satellites this year, the Amazonas 5 and Hispasat 30W-6 that will join its fleet of satellites in order to increase telephone and audiovisual services, corporate networks or broadband Internet, amongst other telecommunications solutions.

Furthermore, the CEO of HISPASAT, Carlos Espinós, will participate in a panel discussion with the top executives of other important operators, such as Oneweb, ABS, Yahsat or Arabsat. Entitled “Exploring the New Frontiers of our Connected World”, this fascinating panel will discuss the development of connectivity in different parts of the world giving rise to a new global footprint and the development of satellite services.

About HISPASAT Group

HISPASAT Group is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based. The Group is a world leader in the distribution and broadcasting of Spanish and Portuguese content, and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT also provides satellite broadband services and other added value solutions to governments, corporations and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT is one of the world's largest companies in its sector in terms of revenue, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas.


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