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Amazonas 2



General


Designation 35942 / 09054A
Launch date 01 Oct 2009
Country of origin Spain
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 61°W
Launch vehicle Ariane V191

In-orbit delivery. Tested at 67.5°W

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Technical data


Lyngsat transponder loading



EIRP coverage (dBW)


C-band
Ku-band: North America
Ku-band: South America

Specifications


Prime contractor Astrium
Platform E3000
Mass at launch 5465 kg
Dry mass  
Dimension 6.7 x 2.9 x 3.5 m
Solar array 28 m span
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power EOL: 15.3 kW
Design lifetime 15 years

Payload built by Thales Alenia Space.

Carries AmerHis 2, a Multimedia Regenerative Communication system. It represents a solution for meshed broadband communications via satellite, based on the DVB-S/DVB-RCS regenerative processor.

C-band


Main transponders 10
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth  
Coverage Full American continent
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Polarization linear H/V


Ku-band


Main transponders 54
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth  
Coverage North America
South America
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Polarization linear H/V


Ku-band transp. connectivity


Number of channels Uplink Downlink
6 South America South America
18 North America North America
12 Brasil / South America / North America South America / North America
24 South America / North America North America / South America


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