The launch of the Amazonas 2 on October 1, 2009, allowed HISPASAT to double its capacity in America and increase its selection of innovative and high quality communications solutions and services to the continent, in addition to consolidating the Group as the leading company in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking markets.
The high broadcast power of its 64 transponders – 54 in Ku band and 10 in C band, together with the advanced version of the Amerhis intelligent processor, made the Amazonas 2 the largest communications satellite with pan American coverage.
|Orbital position and coverage||61º West
The entire American continent (from Alaska to Tierra de Fuego)
(54 in Ku band, 10 in C band)
|Bandwidth||36 MHz (Ku) y 54 MHz (C)|
|Nº of antennas||5 (4 deployed)|
|Onboard processor||Amerhis 2|
|Dry mass||2534 kg|
|Launch mass||> 5,4 Tonnes|
|Payload power||12,2 kW|
|Available power||15,1 kW|
Ariane 5 ECA