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Hispasat's Amazonas 5 satellite successfully launched

Tuesday 12 September 2017 | 08:56 CET | News
The new Amazonas 5 communications satellite of Spanish operator Hispasat was successfully launched into orbit on 11 September on an ILS Proton-M launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Separation of the Amazonas 5 satellite occurred at approximately 9 hours and 12 minutes after lift-off, said ILS in a statement. The Amazonas 5 satellite, built by SSL, 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
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