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SATMEX 7

Satelites Mexicanos S.A.B. de C.V. (Satmex) announced in June 2008 that it has issued an Authorization To Proceed (ATP) with the construction of SATMEX 7 to Space Systems/Loral (SS/L). The new satellite will provide Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) in the Americas.

SATMEX 7 will be latest generation high-power C and Ku-band satellite that will augment the current SATMEX fleet in providing services such as broadband, voice and data transmission, and video broadcasting, including HDTV. It is being designed to be located at 114.9 degrees West, today occupied by Solidaridad 2, and its launch was planned for 2011.

The satellite was cancelled later and replaced by a Boeing built satellite also called SATMEX 7.

Nation: Mexico
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Satelites Mexicanos S.A. de C.V. (Satmex)
Contractors: Space Systems Loral [SSL]
Equipment: 24 (?) C-band transponders, 24 (?) Ku-band transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass:
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SATMEX 7 - cancelled
Further Morelos / Solidaridad / SATMEX missions: