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ARSAT 2

ARSAT 2 [Invap]

ARSAT-2 is an Argentine comsat and is slated to enter service in 2015, and will be positioned at 81 degrees West.

ARSAT 2 will carry 10 C-band and 26 Ku-band transponders, compared to 24 Ku-band transponders for ARSAT 1. It will be capable of providing 3.4 kilowatts of power to its payload.

Nation: Argentina
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: AR-SAT SA
Contractors: INVAP (prime); Thales Alenia Space (payload)
Equipment: 26 Ku-band (2 beams) and 10 C-band (hemi beam) equivalent transponders
Configuration: ARSAT-3K bus
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 2975 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ARSAT 2 2015-054B 30.09.2015 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with NBN-Co 1A

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