The Hispasat 36W-1 (HISPASAT AG1) constitutes the first mission of the SmallGEO platform, developed by OHB System AG (Germany) with the European Space Agency and HISPASAT. It includes the innovative RedSAT regenerative payload, which allows HISPASAT to use the satellites power in a more agile and efficient manner, substantially increasing its transmission capacity with the subsequent reduction in the cost of communications. The Hispasat 36W-1, which will be launched in 2017, will have up to 20 transponders onboard in Ku band and up to 3 in Ka band, aside from an innovative active antenna of reconfigurable beams.

Technical specifications

DescriptionHispasat 36W-1 (Hispasat AG1)
Orbital position and coverages 36º West

20 transponders in Ku band and aditional capacity of 3 transponders in Ka band

Communication antennas (4)

Antenna reception active reconfigurable (RedSAT), two antenas reflectibles deployables in Ku band and one in Ka band.

Onboard processor RedSAT
Dry mass 1,700 kg
Launch mass 3.2 Tonnes
Payload power > 3.4 kW
Available power > 6.0 kW
Lifespan 15 years
Manufacturer OHB System AG
Launcher Arianespace (Soyuz)

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