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.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Thales Alenia Space|
|Equipment:||Ku-band High Throughput Payload, Ka band payload|
|Propulsion:||?, electric propulsion|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|