Hispasat 36W-1 will be the first satellite to use the SmallGEO platform.
Hispasat 36W-1 will provide Europe, the Canary Islands and South America with faster multimedia services through its Redsat payload, which offers better signal quality and flexible land coverage. Redsat, together with a traditional commercial payload that uses advanced Ka- and Ku-band transmitters, enables H36W-1 to provide advanced connectivity services based on the latest communication standards.
Hispasat (ES) will integrate Hispasat 36W-1 into its existing fleet of geostationary communications satellites. OHB System AG (DE) is responsible for integrating and testing the satellite before launch, testing it once it reaches orbit and taking it though early operations before handing control over to Hispasat.
The SmallGEO/Hispasat 36W-1 satellite marks the first partnership between ESA and a Spanish operator.
|Launch site||Kourou, French Guiana|
|Launch date||First quarter 2017|
|Orbital position||Geostationary orbit, 36°W|
|Size||3.7 x 1.9 x 2 m|
|Satellite mass||3220 kg at lift off|
|Control centre||Hispasat, Arganda del Rey, Spain|