Amazonas-3 at 61° West
|Manufacturer:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Launch vehicle:||Ariane 5ECA|
This Hispasat satellite is located at the 61º West orbital position and was launched by launch operator Arianespace on February 7, 2013. The Amazonas-3, built by Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), will replace the Amazonas-1 satellite that became EOL and has 33 transponders in Ku-band, 19 in C-band and 9 spot beams in Ka-band.
Hispasat Amazonas-3 is the first satellite that provides Ka-band to Latin America, which enables it to offer advanced, broadband services that respond to the increasing demand for Internet access solutions and the deployment of initiatives of universalization to difficult to access areas. With this new satellite, Hispasat maintains its privileged leadership position in Brazil and Latin America as well as reinforces its position in the United States.