Satmex 7 [Boeing]
Satelites Mexicanos S.A.B. de C.V. (Satmex) announced in March 2012, that it has contracted with the construction of Satmex 7 to Boeing Satellite Systems. The new satellite will provide Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) in the Americas.
The satellite will be constructed on the BSS-702SP bus - a version that features an all-electric propulsion system.
The satellite is part of a joint order by ABS and Satmex of four BSS-702SP satellites. The first two satellites, ABS 3A and Satmex 7, are scheduled to be delivered together in late 2014 or early 2015. Details about the other two satellites, including names and launch plans, will be announced at a later date.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||Satelites Mexicanos S.A. de C.V. (Satmex)|
|Contractors:||Boeing Satellite Systems|
|Equipment:||C-band transponders, Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Satmex 7||2014||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.1||with ABS 3A|