August Incident Won’t Hinder Hispasat’s Amazonas Plans
Spanish satellite operator Hispasat says its board of directors ratified the continued undertaking of the Amazonas project after reviewing reports on the current situation of the satellite located at 61 degrees West. The ratification reportedly will guarantee Hispasat’s presence in the Latin American communications market in the long term.
According to Hispasat, an incident that took place in mid-August in the propulsion sub-system will not affect the normal operation of the satellite. Analysis and tests made during the investigation deduced that the useful life of the satellite will exceed 10 years. Hispasat is continuing to analyze what corrective measures may be needed.