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Telstar 12V (Telstar 12 Vantage)

Telstar 12V (Telstar 12 Vantage) [Astrium]

Astrium has been awarded a contract in August 2013 by global satellite operator Telesat to build the Telstar 12 Vantage (Telstar 12V), the latest addition to Telesatís fleet of communications satellites. This satellite will use Astriumís highly-reliable Eurostar E3000 platform.

Telesatís new, multi-mission satellite will replace and significantly expand on Telstar 12 at 15 degrees West. Scheduled to be launched at the end of 2015, Telesatís newest satellite will have powerful coverage of the Americas and EMEA regions as well as maritime zones in Europe, the Caribbean and South Atlantic.

Telesatís newest satellite will have a launch mass of under five tonnes with 11 kW of electrical power. It has been designed to have a nominal service life of more than 15 years in orbit.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Telesat
Contractors: EADS Astrium → Airbus Defence and Space
Equipment: 52 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Eurostar-3000
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 4900 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Telstar 12 Vantage (Telstar 12V) 2015-068A 24.11.2015 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-204
Further Telstar missions: