Telstar-12V (Telstar 12 Vantage) at 15° West
|Manufacturer:||Airbus Defense & Space|
|Launch operator:||MHI Launch Services|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
Telstar 12 Vantage(Telstar 12V) was the latest addition to Telesat’s fleet of communications satellites. The satellite, built by EADS Astrium (Airbus Defense & Space), will use Astrium’s highly-reliable Eurostar E3000 platform.
Telstar-12V will have powerful coverage of the Americas and EMEA regions as well as maritime zones in Europe, the Caribbean and South Atlantic.
Telstar-12V was launched on November 24th, 2015 on a H2A rocket operated by launch operator MHI from Japan. The satellite had a launch mass of under five tons with 11kW of electrical power and replaced and significantly expanded on Telstar-12 at 15° West. It has been designed to have a nominal service life of more than 15 years in orbit.