Telstar-19V (Telstar 19 Vantage) at 63° West
|Manufacturer:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Launch vehicle:||Falcon 9|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
Telstar-19V (Telstar 19 VANTAGE) has a two high throughput payloads, one in Ku-band and the other in Ka-band. The satellite is based on the SSL-1300 bus. With a launch mass of 7,075 kg, Telstar-19V is the heaviest commercial satellite so far.
Satellite operator Telesat signed a contract with Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) in November 2015 for the construction of the satellite. Telstar-19V is the second of a new generation of Telesat satellites optimized to serve the types of bandwidth intensive applications increasingly being used across the satellite industry.
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) has made a significant commitment to utilize the satellite’s high throughput Ka-band capacity in South America to expand its broadband satellite services. The satellite has additional high throughput Ka-band capacity over Northern Canada, the Caribbean and the North Atlantic Ocean. It will also provide high throughput and conventional Ku-band capacity over Brazil, the Andean region and the North Atlantic Ocean.
The Telstar-19V satellite will be co-located with Telesat’s Telstar-14R at 63° West, a prime orbital slot for coverage of the Americas. The satellite was launched on July 2nd 2018 on a Falcon-9 v1.2 rocket, operated by launch operator SpaceX.