Latin America News
Axesat of Colombia Signs Capacity Deal on Telesat’s Anik G1 Satellite
Telesat has announced that Axesat, a provider of VSAT services in South America, has signed a long-term contract for capacity on Telesat’s new Anik G1 satellite.
The Anik G1 is a multi-mission satellite that began commercial operations earlier this month and is now providing communications services across the Americas. Co-located with Telesat’s Anik F1 satellite at 107.3 degrees west, Anik G1 effectively doubles both the C-band and Ku-band capacity serving South America from this orbital position.
ILS Launches SES 6 Satellite With Brazil Anchor Client
SES announced that the SES 6 satellite was successfully launched aboard an ILS Proton Breeze M launch vehicle June 3 at 5:38 p.m. EDT. After a 15-hour, 31-minute mission, the Breeze M upper stage of the Proton rocket successfully released the SES 6 satellite directly into geostationary transfer orbit.
Following the successful launch, SES confirmed that the Brazilian telecommunication group Oi will be a new anchor customer. on SES 6 The company signed a significant long-term capacity agreement to provide DTH services in Brazil. With the agreement, Oi becomes the largest user of the new satellite.