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Andesat 1, 2

Andesat 1 ? [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.

Andesat 1 was contracted in December 2021. 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. The first satellite was deferred to a later date, so that the already nearly complete satellite could be used as the Agila 3.

Nation: Peru
Type / Application: Communications
Operator: Grupo Andesat
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
Andesat 1 - 2023 CC Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) repurposed as Agila 3 ?
Andesat 1 - 2024 CC Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with ?
Andesat 2 - 202x Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with ? / Option

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