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Hispasat 30W-6 (Hispasat 1F)

Hispasat 30W-6 [SSL]

Hispasat 30W-6, formerly known as Hispasat 1F, is a multi-mission satellite built by SSL for Hispasat to provide service in Europe, North Africa, North America and South America. It will replace Hispasat 1D at 30 West longitude and will provide service for television, broadband, corporate networks and other telecommunications applications.

Hispasat announced in July 2014 the contract with SSL to built the satellite. The payload multi-mission consists of:

  • 48 Ku band transponders, which serve three coverage areas: Europe and North Africa, with coverage on the Iberian Peninsula, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, the Azores, Cape Verde and Madeira; Mauritius, Morocco, Mediterranean countries in North West Africa and the large part of the European continent visible from 30 West; The Americas, with coverage from Canada to Patagonia, not including Brazil.; South America, with coverage over the large part of the continent, especially in Brazil.
  • 6 Ka band beams, with coverage on the Iberian Peninsula, the Balearic and Canary Islands, North West Africa and South East and Central Europe.
  • 1 Ka BSS band beam, with coverage centred in the Iberian Peninsula.
  • 10 C band beam, with coverage of southern USA, Caribean sea and south America.

Additionally it carries a photonics experiment by DAS Photonics that will examine the use of photonics for data routing within the vehicle.

Hispasat 30W-6 is based on the SSL-1300 satellite platform that provides the flexibility for a broad range of applications and technology advances. Scheduled for launch in 2017, the satellite is designed to deliver service for 15 years or longer.

Hispasat 30W-6 carried NovaWurks' small PODSAT 1 satelliute on board, which was seperated in geostationary transfer orbit from Hispasat 30W-6.

The satellite was successfully launched in February 2018 on a SpaceX Falcon-9 v1.2 rocket.

Nation: Spain
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Hispasat
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 40 Ku-band transponders, 6 Ka-band transponders, 1 Ka-BSS-band transponder, 10 C-band transponder
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: ?, 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries (11.5 kW)
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 6092 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Hispasat 30W-6 (ex Hispasat 1F) 2018-023A 06.03.2018 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 with PODSAT 1

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