GiSAT 1 [Boeing]
GiSAT 1 is a high-throughput commincations satellite owned by Cayman Islands-based Global IP to deliver streaming media, digital broadcast and other communications services to Sub-Saharan Africa.
With a coverage area encompassing 35 countries and 750 million people, GiSAT 1 will deliver higher data rates at lower costs than previous satellites serving this part of the world.
The High-Throughput Satellite (HTS)is built on Boeings BSS-702MP satellite bus. It features a new digital payload offering twice the capacity of previous digital payload designs with with 150 Gbps of capacity.
Global IP selected a SpaceX Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) to launch GiSAT 1 in 4Q 2018, later delayed to 2019.
In late 2018, the company was the center of controversities, as Chinese investors had taken control of Global IP. Boeing announced i early December 2018 it was canceling thel satellite order, citing default for nonpayment. Global IP was behind on payments for the satellite and needed to raise over $200 million more to complete it.
Boeing will likely search a new customer for the nearly completed satellite.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Boeing Satellite Systems|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|GiSAT 1||-||2019||CC||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)|