The Amazonas Nexus, the new satellite of Redeia's operator HISPASAT, is now in Cape Canaveral, Florida ahead of its targeted launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 next month. The fleet's new satellite has been transferred from the installations of Thales Alenia Space in Cannes (France), where it was manufactured before being transported to the space centre on board of an Antonov cargo plane. The satellite has been locked in a special container adapted to transport heavy components and whose characteristics guarantee its safety.
The satellite has been brought to Cape Canaveral after passing all the functional and environmental tests conducted during the construction process. The last tests will be conducted at the launch site to confirm that the satellite functions properly after being transferred. After that, the satellite will be mated to the launch vehicle for liftoff.
The Amazonas Nexus will cover all of the Americas, Greenland and the North and South Atlantic corridors and will be focused on connectivity services in remote areas and in aerial and maritime mobility settings. This satellite will feature a cutting-edge Digital Transparent Processor (DTP) that will allow it to increase its geographic flexibility if changes occur to the initially proposed business scenarios.
HISPASAT has reached several commercial agreements for long-term leasing of the capacity on the Amazonas Nexus with operators and service providers in the governmental sphere and connectivity for the aviation sector.
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SES secures 300M Euro in financing from European Investment Bank
Luxembourg (SPX) Jan 12, 2023
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