Amazonas 2

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.

Technical specifications

Description Amazonas 2
Orbital position and coverage 61º West
The entire American continent (from Alaska to Tierra de Fuego)
Transponders 64 transponders
(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
Lifespan 15 years
Manufacturer EADS Astrium
Launcher Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA


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