Amazonas 1


Amazonas 1 or Hispasat 55W-1 was a communications satellite based on the Eurostar 3000 satellite bus and owned by satellites operator Hispasat, based in Madrid, Spain. It was launched on 5 August 2004, with a launch mass of 4,5 ton, on a Proton-M Briz-M launcher to be located in the 61º W geostationary position.[2]

Amazonas 1
Hispasat 55W-1
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID2004-031A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.28393Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration15 years
Spacecraft properties
BusEurostar 3000
Launch mass4,545 kilograms (10,020 lb)
Dimensions5,88 m x 2,4 m x 2,9 m (body)
36,10 m (solar arrays)
Power9,500 watts (EOL)[1]
Start of mission
Launch date5 August 2004 (2004-08-05)
RocketProton-M Briz-M
Launch siteBaikonur, Kazakhstan
End of mission
DisposalGraveyard orbit
Deactivated23 June 2017 (2017-06-24)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
BandC, Ku

Amazonas 1 payloads were 36 Ku band transponders that provided communications services in Europe and America, and 27 C band transponders that provided services in America. In 2013 it was relocated to the 36º W position and replaced by Amazonas 3.

In March 2016, Hispasat announced that Amazonas 1 would be renamed as Hispasat 55W-1. Finally, the satellite was moved to a graveyard orbit and deactivated on 23 June 2017.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Amazonas-1". Airbus Defence and Space. Archived from the original on 24 July 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Amazonas 1 → Hispasat 55W-1". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Amazonas" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  4. ^ "El Amazonas 1 acaba su vida útil y es llevado a la órbita cementerio" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 November 2020.

External linksEdit

  • Official website
  • Amazonas 1