Intelsat 30 / DLA 1 [SSL]
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) announced in September 2011 that it has been awarded a contract to provide two high-power hybrid C- and Ku-band satellites, called Intelsat 30 and 31 or DLA 1 and 2, to Intelsat for Direct-to-Home (DTH) television service in Latin America. The two satellites will be operated by Intelsat, which will provide the complete Ku-band capacity of them to DIRECTV Latin America, a DTH digital television services operator in Latin America.
The Ku-band payloads, refered to as DLA 1 and 2, will be used to expand DTH entertainment offerings and provide backup and restoration services. The two satellites are scheduled for launch in 2014 and 2015, respectively, and will be co-located with Intelsatís Galaxy 3C satellite at 95įW, which DTVLA has used since 2002.
Each satellite will feature 10 C-band transponders for Intelsatís own use for expanding its business in the growing Latin American market.
The two satellites are designed based on the decades proven Space Systems/Loral 1300 platform and the first is scheduled to launch in 2014. They are contracted to provide service for a minimum of 15 years.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||Intelsat for DirecTV Latin America|
|Contractors:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Equipment:||10 C- and 72 Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays (20 kW), batteries|
|Intelsat 30 (DLA 1, ISDLA 1)||2014||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA||with ?|
|Intelsat 31 (DLA 2, ISDLA 2)||2015|
Further Intelsat missions: