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Hispasat's Amazonas 5 satellite reaches orbital position

Thursday 2 November 2017 | 15:16 CET | News
The new Amazonas 5 communications satellite of Spanish operator Hispasat has arrived at its final orbital position at 61 degrees west, where it has begun to offer the telecommunications services for which it was designed. Launched on 12 September from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard an ILS Proton Breeze M launch vehicle, the Amazonas 5 is the eleventh satellite in Hispasat's fleet. It has a high throughput Ka-band payload with 34 Ka-band spot beams which will be used to provide broadband services to more than a half a million people in South America, Central America and Mexico.

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Companies: Hispasat
Countries: Latin America / Spain
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