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Amazonas Nexus

Amazonas Nexus [TAS]

Amazonas Nexus is a planned high-throughput geostationary communications satellite of Hispasat to cover the entire American continents, the North Atlantic corridor, as well as Greenland.

Hispasat and Thales Alenia Space signed a contract for the construction of Amazonas Nexus in January 2020. The 4500 kg satellite will be built on the all-electric propulsion Spacebus-Neo bus with a power of 20 kW. It features a Ku-band High Throughput Payload to serve the Americas and North Atlantic air corridors and a Ka-band payload for gateway communications. It will notably include a fifth generation transparent digital processor (DTP), which can digitally process the transmitted data. Amazonas Nexus will have a life time of more than 15 years.

Nation: Spain
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Hispasat
Contractors: Thales Alenia Space
Equipment: Ku-band High Throughput Payload, Ka band payload
Configuration: Spacebus-Neo
Propulsion: ?, electric propulsion
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: +15 years
Mass: 4500 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Amazonas Nexus - 2022

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