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Agila 3, 4 ?

Agila 3 [Astranis]

Andesat 1 is a small geostationary Ku-band high-througput satellite (HTS) built by Astranis for Grupo Andesat (Andesat), a cellular services backhaul provider that connects cell towers in Peru to the internet backbone, in a new partnership that will bring broadband internet access to thousands of rural communities across Peru for the first time.

At one meter cubed and under 400 kg, the Astranis MicroGEO satellites can be built in months, not years. The 400 kg satellites will use electric propulsion to reach geostationary orbit.

The satellites are High Throughput Satellites (HTS) featuring a reconfigurable software-defined payload.

Agila 3 was contracted in 2023. This contract uses the nearly competed Andesat 1 which was delayed and will be replaced with another satellite at a later date. The contract also features an option for a second satellite to create additional capacity in the future.

Andesat and Astranis are targeting launch for the first satellite in 2023, with a second do follow later.

Nation: Philippines
Type / Application: Communications
Operator:
Contractors: Astranis
Equipment: Ku-band HTP payload
Configuration: MicroGEO
Propulsion: MicroGEO
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 7-10 years
Mass: < 400 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Agila 3 ? (ex Andesat 1) - 2024 CC Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with NuView A, NuView B, UtilitySat 1
Agila 4 ? - 2024 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with ?

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