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"Astranis 1"

Astranis builds a small geostationary high-throughput communications satellite to be used to provide broadband communications services for Alaska for Pacific Dataport. Astranis will be the owner and operator of the satellite.

The 300 kg satellite is to use electric propulsion to reach geostationary orbit. The Ku-band HTP communications payload will provide Alaska with a 7.5 gigabits per second capacity. Initially consumers will be able to utilize a 25 megabits downlink and a 3 megabit uplink.

Astranis will launch the satellite in the second half of 2020.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communications
Operator: Astranis, Pacific Dataport
Contractors: Astranis
Equipment: Ku-band HTP payload
Configuration:
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 7 years
Mass: 300 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
"Astranis 1" - 2020 with ?

References:

  • SpaceNews: , 16 January 2019