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HISPASAT set to grow in Latin America thanks to the Intelsat 34 satellite

September 10 2015


The Spanish satellite telecommunications operator HISPASAT will continue to drive services offered from the 55.5º West orbital position, thanks to the successful launch of the Intelsat 34 satellite on August 20th of this year from the European launch base at the Guiana Space Centre, located in French Guiana. Through these actions, the operator will strengthen its position in this crucial region, with a strong focus on Brazil, and continue to meet the growing demand for telecommunications services in Latin America.

In 2014, HISPASAT and Intelsat reached an agreement for cooperation at the 55.5º West orbital position, where the satellite Amazonas 1, operated by HISPASAT, joined Galaxy 11 to offer new capacities for their respective clients, especially in audiovisual services throughout the region. This collaboration is a clear example of efficient orbital resource management and has allowed both companies to grow and optimise their respective assets, thereby expanding their business possibilities in Latin America.

Intelsat 34 has now become the replacement for these satellites, providing continuity to the services offered and bringing new capacity. The new satellite, which was built by Space Systems/Loral on an SSL-1300 platform, has a mass of 3,300 kilograms and a lifespan of up to 15 years. Its payload has capacity on C-band and Ku-band. HISPASAT will market a part of this capacity on the Ku frequency band, which will complement the offer of their Amazonas fleet, and will focus mainly on audiovisual services oriented towards the Brazilian market.