February 4, 2023
The new HISPASAT satellite will be launched into orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher.
Amazonas Nexus is a high-performance geostationary satellite that will enable high-quality Internet access in places as remote as Greenland or the Amazon rainforest.
The Amazonas Nexus satellite of HISPASAT, Redeia’s satellite operator, is ready to be launched into orbit this Sunday from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at the U.S. Space Force Station in Cape Canaveral (Florida). The launch, which will be carried out by a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle, has a window of opportunity starting at 17:32 local time (23:32 GMT+1) and can be followed live on HISPASAT’S website.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 will place the Amazonas Nexus in its transfer orbit about thirty minutes after the end of the countdown and, from there, the satellite will head towards the geostationary orbit on a journey that will last more than six months. Once there, the established tests will be carried out for several weeks to verify its correct operation and, after that, it will be placed in its final orbital position at 61º West, where it will replace and expand the capacity of Amazonas 2.
The Amazon Nexus will cover the entire American continent, Greenland and the North and South Atlantic corridors and will be focused on connectivity services in remote areas and in air and maritime mobility environments. This satellite represents a new era for the services provided by HISPASAT, as it is equipped with a state-of-the-art Digital Transparent Processor (DTP) that will allow it to increase its geographic flexibility in the event of changes in the commercial scenarios initially proposed. HISPASAT has reached multiple business agreements to lease the long-term capacity Amazonas Nexus with operators and service providers in the governmental and connectivity fields for the aviation sector and in remote areas.
HISPASAT, Redeia’s satellite services operator and provider, offers satellite broadband and connectivity solutions including Internet access, mobility and the expansion of cellular networks, as well as other added-value proposals, to governments, corporations and telecommunications operators in the Americas, Europe and North Africa.It is also a leader in distributing Spanish and Portuguese audio-visual content and broadcasting important digital platforms such as Direct To Home (DTH) television and High Definition Television (HDTV), in addition to managing transportation and audio-visual signals from HISPASAT Peru’s teleport in Lurín. HISPASAT, which is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in North and South America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based, 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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