Intelsat 45 [SWISSto12]
Intelsat 45 is a small geostationary communications satellite that will provide Ku-band fixed-satellite services enabling Intelsat to provide specialized and efficient service to Media and Network customers.
Intelsat contracted in November 2022 with SWISSto12 to develop and build the satellite based on the small customizable HumminSat bus.
HummingSats are just over one cubic meter in volume, one-tenth the size of conventional satellites placed in geostationary orbit. SWISSto12 is developing the satellites in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) through its public-private-partnership program, benefiting from unique and patented 3D printing technologies. Each HummingSat is designed to launch as a rideshare mission on a rocket carrying one or more large spacecraft to GEO transfer orbit.
The satellite is to be launched as a ride-share payload in 2025.
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