Delay in the launch of the Hispasat 30W-6 satellite

February 24, 2018

SpaceX reports additional testing on the fairing’s pressurization system of the launcher.

MADRID, 24 February 2018. The launch of the Hispasat 30W-6 satellite, planned for tonight, was postponed due to technical reasons. SpaceX, the launch services provider, has informed HISPASAT that it is necessary to conduct additional testing on the fairing’s pressurization system, requiring the launch to be delayed. The launch will take place as soon as the incident is resolved and the launch window with the greatest chances of success is available.

The technical teams of the launching company are already working on resolving this incident. HISPASAT will provide additional information as it is available.


HISPASAT is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based. HISPASAT 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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