Amazonas Satellite Launch Details Revealed
International Launch Services today revealed the details of the upcoming launch of Hispamar‘s Amazonas satellite. The bird, which will provide communications, Internet, broadcasting and broadband services, will be launched on a Proton M/Breeze M launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch window opens Aug. 4 at 6:32 p.m. EDT. The satellite, built by EADS Astrium, carries 32 Ku-band and 19 C-band transponders, and it has a service life of 15 years. It will reside at 61 degrees West longitude once it reaches orbit. Hispamar is the Brazilian subsidiary of Hispasat of Spain, which in turn is a subsidiary Hispasat.