Telstar 19V (Telstar 19 Vantage) [SSL]
Telstar 19 VANTAGE or Telstar 19V is a communications satellite with two high throughput payloads, one in Ku-band and the other in Ka-band.
Telesat signed a contract with SSL in November 2015 for the construction of the satellite. It will be based on the SSL-1300 bus.
Telstar 19 VANTAGE will be the second of a new generation of Telesat satellites optimized to serve the types of bandwidth intensive applications increasingly being used across the satellite industry. Hughes Network Systems LLC (Hughes) has made a significant commitment to utilize the satellite’s high throughput Ka-band capacity in South America to expand its broadband satellite services. The satellite has additional high throughput Ka-band capacity over Northern Canada, the Caribbean and the North Atlantic Ocean. It will also provide high throughput and conventional Ku-band capacity over Brazil, the Andean region and the North Atlantic Ocean.
Launch is planned for 2018 on a SpaceX Falcon rocket, likely the Falcon-Heavy version.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Equipment:||Ku-band and Ka-band high-throughput transponders|
|Propulsion:||?, 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Telstar 19 Vantage (Telstar 19V)||-||2018||CC or BC||Falcon-Heavy ?|