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Spainsat 1 / XTAR-LANT

Spainsat 1 (XTAR LANT) [SSL]

Loral built the US$150 million SpainSat, for Hisdesat, which provides dedicated communications for the Spanish Ministry of Defense.

SpainSat operates thirteen specially configured high-power transponders, twelve at X-band and one at Ka-band, from its 30 degrees West longitude orbital position, providing coverage of Spain, Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Hisdesat leases five of SpainSat's X-band transponders to the Spanish Ministry of Defense, with the remaining eight transponders leased by XTAR for defense customers in the U.S. and other allied governments. The XTAR operated transponders are reffered to as XTAR-LANT

SpainSat 1 was launched on 11.03.2006 on an Ariane-5ECA booster.

Nation: Spain
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Hisdesat
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 12 X-band transponders, 1 Ka-band transponder
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar array wings (4 part), 5773 W (BOL), batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 3683 kg (1467 kg dry)
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Spainsat 1 (XTAR LANT) 2006-007A 11.03.2006 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with Hot Bird 7A

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