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SATMEX 6

SATMEX 6 [SSL]

SATMEX 6, a Space Systems/Loral-built LS-1300X satellite, built at SS/L's facilities in Palo Alto, California. Weighing approximately 5,700 kilograms at liftoff, the satellite was positioned at 109.2 degrees West and carries 36 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders.

SATMEX uses the state-of-the-art SATMEX 6 satellite to bolster its telecommunications and Internet transmission capacity for all of Mexico, as well as other parts of North America and Latin America.

SATMEX was acquired be Eutelsat in 2014 and was rebranded Eutelsat Americas. The names of the SATMEX satellites will also be aligned with the Eutelsat name.

Nation: Mexico
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Satelites Mexicanos S.A. de C.V. (Satmex) → Eutelsat Americas
Contractors: Space Systems Loral [SSL]
Equipment: 36 C-band transponders, 24 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: LS-1300X
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 5456 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SATMEX 6 (Morelos 4, Solidaridad 1R) 2006-020A 27.05.2006 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with Thaicom 5

References:

Further Morelos / Solidaridad / SATMEX missions: