Intelsat 30 / DLA 1 [SSL]
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) announced in September 2011 that it has been awarded a contract to provide two high-power hybrid C- and Ku-band satellites, called Intelsat 30 and 31 or DLA 1 and 2, to Intelsat for Direct-to-Home (DTH) television service in Latin America. The two satellites are operated by Intelsat, which provides the complete Ku-band capacity of them to DIRECTV Latin America, a DTH digital television services operator in Latin America.
The Ku-band payloads, refered to as DLA 1 and 2, are used to expand DTH entertainment offerings and provide backup and restoration services. The two satellites were launched in 2014 and 2016, respectively, to be co-located with Intelsatís Galaxy 3C satellite at 95įW, which DTVLA has used since 2002.
Each satellite features 10 C-band transponders for Intelsatís own use for expanding its business in the growing Latin American market.
The two satellites are designed based on the decades proven Space Systems/Loral 1300 platform and the first is scheduled to launch in 2014. They are contracted to provide service for a minimum of 15 years.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||Intelsat for DirecTV Latin America|
|Contractors:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Equipment:||10 C- and 72 Ku-band transponders|
|Propulsion:||R-4D-11, 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays (20 kW), batteries|
|Mass:||6320 kg (#30); 6450 kg (#31)|
|Intelsat 30 (DLA 1, ISDLA 1)||2014-062A||16.10.2014||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA||with ARSAT 1|
|Intelsat 31 (DLA 2, ISDLA 2)||2016-035A||09.06.2016||Ba LC-81/24||Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.4)|
Further Intelsat missions:
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