NexStar 1 [Dauria]
NexStar 1 and 2 are two planned small geostationary communications satellites built by Dauria Aerospace for the India-based satellite communication services provider Aniara SpaceCom LLC.
Dauria Aerospace, a multinational aerospace company providing global satellite-based remote sensing information and telecommunication services, announced in June 2014, that it was contracted by India-based satellite communication services provider Aniara to design and build two new generation small Ku-band geostationary satellites.
The state-of-the-art geostationary satellites are specifically being developed to serve small and midsized markets in Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), which are currently not being addressed or are otherwise underserved by larger and more expensive satellite networks.
The two satellites were to be launched on an integrated dual stacked configuration and delivered in-orbit. The satellites will each weigh less than one ton and carry up to 16 Ku-band transponders. Spacecraft were expected to be in operation by late 2017. They will feature all electric propulsion for orbit raising and station keeping. The satellite pair was baselined for a joint launch on an Indian GSLV Mk.2(1) rocket.
The project was delayed to a planned launch in 2025.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||Aniara SpaceCom LLC|
|Equipment:||16 Ku-band transponder|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|NexStar 1||-||2025||Sr||GSLV Mk.2(1) (baselined)||with NexStar 2|
|NexStar 2||-||2025||Sr||GSLV Mk.2(1) (baselined)||with NexStar 1|