|Position||61 degrees West longitude|
|Payload||Ku band transponders and Ka band high-throughput payload|
|Manufacturer||Thales Alenia Space|
|Launch Mass (kg)||4500|
|Launch Date||Mid-2022 (planned)|
|Launch Site||Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - Florida|
Amazonas Nexus satellite will replace and expand the capacities of Amazonas 2 satellite, in orbit at 61º West. The new satellite will have coverage over the whole American continent, the North Atlantic corridor (air and maritime traffic area) and Greenland, and will enable the provision of leading-edge telecommunication services in Ku band. Amazonas Nexus marks the start of a new generation of satellites in HISPASAT’s fleet with an innovative architecture that also features Ka-band capacity to optimize communications between the gateways and the satellite, allowing to multiply the total on-board capacity available for commercial use, thus improving to a great extent the capacity unitary cost with respect to conventional satellites.
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