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Amazonas 2

Amazonas 2 [EADS Astrium]

Hispasat ordered in June 2007 another Eurostar-3000 based communications satellite from EADS Astrium. Amazonas 2 will provide a full range of telecommunications services to Brazil, and North and South America from the 61 W orbital position in geostationary orbit.

Amazonas 2 will feature 54 Ku-band transponders and 10 C-band transponders. Its solar array will produce 12 kW. The 5400 kg satellite is planned to be launched in 2009.

Nation: Spain
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Hispasat
Contractors: EADS Astrium
Equipment: 54 Ku-band transponders, 10 C-band transponders
Configuration: Eurostar-3000
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 5465 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Amazonas 2 2009-054A 01.10.2009 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with COMSATBw 1

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