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Amazonas 3

Amazonas 3 [SS/Loral]

Amazonas 3 is a powerful, state-of-the art satellite designed to replace and expand on Amazonas 1 at 61 degrees West. It was ordered in July 2010 and is scheduled to be available for launch in 2012.

The satellite features 33 simultaneous Ku-band transponders and 19 simultaneous C-band transponders over Europe and North and South America and 9 Ka-band spot beams. It is based on the Space Systems/Loral 1300 satellite bus, which is a decades-proven, modular platform with the industry's highest power capability and flexibility for a broad range of applications. It has a launch mass of 6.2 tons and will produce nearly 14-kW of power at end of life.

Nation: Spain
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Hispasat
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 33 Ku-band transponders, 19 C-band transponders, 9 Ka-band spot beams
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 6265 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Amazonas 3 2013-006A 07.02.2013 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with Azerspace/Africasat 1a

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