Future satellites

Amazonas 5

Amazonas 5, which will be located at 61°W, is to be built by SSL. With this new satellite, the HISPASAT Group will be able to meet growing satellite capacity demand, mainly for satellite television platforms in Latin America and Brazil. Moreover, it has Ka band capacity to deal with new Internet connectivity services.

Amazonas 5 has an expected useful life of 15 years and will be built on SSL's 1300 satellite platform. It will have 11.5 kilowatts of power and a multi-mission useful load distributed into:

- 24 Ku-band transponders, which will provide service in two coverage areas:

1.- Brazil

2.- Remaining Latin American countries

- 34 Ka-band spot beams distributed throughout Latin America.

Technical specifications

DescriptionAmazonas 5
Orbital position and coverage -
Transponders 24 transponders in Ku band
35 spot beams in Ka band
Bandwidth -
Antennas -
Onboard processor -
Dry mass -
Launch mass Not available
Payload power -
Available power 11.5 kW
Lifespan More than 15 years
Manufacturer SSL

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