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GiSat [Boeing]

GiSat is a high-throughput commincations satellite owned by Cayman Islands-based Global IP to deliver streaming media, digital broadcast and other communications services to Sub-Saharan Africa.

With a coverage area encompassing 35 countries and 750 million people, GiSAT will deliver higher data rates at lower costs than previous satellites serving this part of the world.

The satellite is built on Boeings BSS-702MP satellite bus. It features a new digital payload offering twice the capacity of previous digital payload designs.

Nation: Cayman Islands
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Global IP
Contractors: Boeing Satellite Systems
Equipment: high-throughput payload
Configuration: BSS-702MP
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: ~6000 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
GiSat - 2019