Amazonas 4A

Constructed from a Geostar 2.4 platform by Orbital Sciences Corporation, the Hispasat 74W-1 features 24 Ku band transponders and a launch mass estimated at three tonnes. During its 15 lifespan, Hispasat 74W-1 will provide HISPASAT with additional space capacity in Latin America to offer its customers a variety of television and communications services. The Hispasat 74W-1 was launched into space by Arianespace on March 22, 2014.

Technical specifications

DescriptionHispasat 74W-1
Orbital position and coverage 74º West, South America
Transponders 24 transponders in Ku band
Bandwidth 36 MHz (Ku)
Antennas 2 deployed
Onboard processor -
Dry mass 1,241 kg
Launch mass 3,000 kg
Payload power 4.8 kW
Available power > 6.2 kW
Lifespan 15 years
Manufacturer Orbital Space Corporation
Launcher Arianespace
Ariane 5 ECA


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