Satellite footprints

Hispasat 30W-6 at 30° West

Position:30° West
Manufacturer:Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Launch operator:SpaceX
Launch vehicle:Falcon 9
Launch date:06/03/2018
Expected lifetime:15+ Years

The Hispasat 30W-6 is located at 30º W and serves as a replacement for the Hispasat 30W-4/Hispasat 1D, gives Hispasat additional Ku band capacity, in the Andean region and in Brazil. Likewise, the Hispasat 30W-6 expands Hispasat transatlantic capacity in Europe-America and America-Europe connectivity. C-band capacity with American coverage and Ka band capacity with European coverage will furthermore be incorporated, in order to enable Hispasat to continue expanding its broadband service offer in the region.

The Hispasat 30W-6 is expected to have a useful life of 15 years. The satellite was built by Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) and based on the SSL 1300 satellite platform, with 11.5 kW power and a multi-mission payload distributed across:

  • 40 Ku band transponders, which serve two coverage areas:
    – Europe and North Africa, with coverage on the Iberian Peninsula, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, the Azores,   Cape Verde and Madeira; Mauritius, Morocco, Mediterranean countries in North West Africa and the large part of
    – European continent visible from 30º West.
    – The Americas, with coverage from Canada to Patagonia, not including Brazil.
  • 6x Ka-band beams, with coverage on the Iberian Peninsula, the Balearic and Canary Islands, North West Africa and South East and Central Europe.
  • 1x Ka (BSS) -band beam, with coverage centered in the Iberian Peninsula.
  • 10x transponders in C-band for this regions: south USA, Caribean sea and south America.


Hispasat 30W-6 at 30° West

Hispasat 30W-6 (HispaSat-1D) satellite in orbit