BulgariaSat-1 at 2° East
|Manufacturer:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Launch vehicle:||Falcon 9|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
BulgariaSat-1 satellite provides direct-to-home television and data communications services to the Balkans and other European regions. The satellite is equipped with two Ku-band FSS transponders and 30 Ku-band BBS transponders for fixed satellite and advanced TV services, such as HDTV.
The manufacturing of satellite started in 2014 and was awarded to Space Systems/Loral (SSL) based in the Palo Alto, CA USA. BulgariaSat-1 was launched on June 23rd 2017 by SpaceX launch operator on a Falcon 9 rocket.
The satellite is suitable for television and communication services, also BulgariaSat-1 can be used in force majeure – accidents due to natural disasters – earthquakes, storms, floods when land-based networks are not working.