HispaSat 36W-1 satellite constructed by OHB System in Germany.

HispaSat 36W-1 satellite constructed by OHB System in Germany

The Hispasat 36W-1 (Hispasat-AG1) constitutes the first mission of the SmallGEO platform, developed by OHB-System AG (Germany) with the European Space Agency and Hispasat. It includes the innovative RedSAT regenerative payload, which allows Hispasat to use the satellites power in a more agile and efficient manner, substantially increasing its transmission capacity with the subsequent reduction in the cost of communications.

The Hispasat 36W-1, launched in 2017 by launch operator Arianespace, will have up to 20 transponders onboard in Ku-band and up to 3 in Ka- band, aside from an innovative active antenna of reconfigurable beams. The satellite will cover Spain, Portugal, the Canary Islands and South America with multimedia-services.

OHB System AG. (Otto Hydraulik Bremen GmbH) is an European multinational technology corporation and the third largest space Company in Europe. It belongs to the listed high-tech group OHB SE, where around 3,000 specialists and executives work on key European space programs. Headquartered in Bremen, Germany, the corporation consists of the two business divisions Space Systems and Aerospace + Industrial Products.

With two strong sites in Bremen and Oberpfaffenhofen in Germany and more than three decades of experience, OHB System specializes in high-tech solutions for space, science and industry. A key product of the company is a fully integrated satellite.

The company was founded in 1958 as a marine systems outfitter. However, the activities of the company shifted toward space technology in the 1980’s after the couple Christa Fuchs and Manfred Fuchs took over leadership of the company.

Hispasat S.A is the Spanish satellite operator for eight satellites that cover the Americas, Europe and North Africa from orbital positions 30° West and 61° West. Hispasat’s fleet of satellites broadcast more than 1,250 television channels and radio stations to more than 30 million homes, as well as providing services for broadband to mobile telephones and landlines.

Hispasat. generates nearly two thirds of its revenue from Latin America, and reported a profit of 80.5 million euros from 235 million euros in revenue in 2017.

The Hispasat Group is formed of Hispasat S.A, its subsidiaries Hispasat Canarias, Hispamar Satellites (a joint venture with the Brazilian telephone operator Oi), Hispasat Brazil and associated companies Hisdesat Strategic Services and Galileo Systems and Services.