HISPASAT presents its most flexible satellite


At Satellite 2017 HISPASAT is presenting its portfolio of telecommunication services that it offers through its satellites and, in particular, the newest member of its fleet, the HISPASAT 36W-1 (H36W-1), which was put into orbit at the end of January from French Guiana.

This new HISPASAT satellite provides coverage for South America and Europe, including the Canary Islands. It has a 15-year lifespan and will offer video contribution and cellular backhaul services, as well as company and broadband solutions, once it satisfactorily passes the tests it is undergoing after its launch by a Soyuz rocket, which belongs to the Arianespace company. The H36W-1 has 20 transponders in the Ku band and up to three more in the Ka band for the Iberian Peninsula and the Canary Islands.

The H36W-1 was built on the new SmallGEO platform, developed in collaboration with the German manufacturer OHB and the European Space Agency. It has an advanced regenerative payload, RedSAT, consisting of an active antenna with beams that are reconfigurable from Earth and an on-board processor that provide the satellite with better signal quality and greater flexibility in order to better adapt to market changes throughout its lifespan.

In addition, HISPASAT will launch two more satellites this year, the Amazonas 5 and Hispasat 30W-6 that will join its fleet of satellites in order to increase telephone and audiovisual services, corporate networks or broadband Internet, amongst other telecommunications solutions.

Furthermore, the CEO of HISPASAT, Carlos Espinós, will participate in a panel discussion with the top executives of other important operators, such as Oneweb, ABS, Yahsat or Arabsat. Entitled “Exploring the New Frontiers of our Connected World”, this fascinating panel will discuss the development of connectivity in different parts of the world giving rise to a new global footprint and the development of satellite services.

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