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Intelsat 30, 31 / DLA 1, 2

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 are operated by Intelsat, which provides 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, are used to expand DTH entertainment offerings and provide backup and restoration services. The two satellites were launched in 2014 and 2016, respectively, to be co-located with Intelsatís Galaxy 3C satellite at 95įW, which DTVLA has used since 2002.

Each satellite features 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.

Nation: International
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Intelsat for DirecTV Latin America
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 10 C- and 72 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: R-4D-11, 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays (20 kW), batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 6320 kg (#30); 6450 kg (#31)
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Intelsat 30 (DLA 1, ISDLA 1) 2014-062A 16.10.2014 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with ARSAT 1
Intelsat 31 (DLA 2, ISDLA 2) 2016-035A 09.06.2016 Ba LC-81/24 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.4)
Further Intelsat missions:
Further DirecTV missions: