Amazonas 3


Amazonas 3 is a communications satellite based on the SSL 1300 satellite bus and owned by the Hispasat Group of Madrid, Spain.[2] It was launched by an Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle on 7 February 2013, with a launch mass of 6265 kg. It will provide C-band and Ku-band service in Brazil for a joint venture of Hispasat and the Brazilian telecommunications carrier Oi.

Amazonas 3
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID2013-006A
SATCAT no.39078
Mission duration15 years (planned)
9 years, 3 months, 19 days (elapsed)
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerSpace Systems/Loral
Launch mass6,265 kg (13,812 lb)
Power14 kW
Start of mission
Launch date7 February 2013, 21:36 UTC
RocketAriane 5 ECA (VA212)
Launch siteCentre Spatial Guyanais, ELA-3
Entered serviceApril 2013
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit[1]
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude61° West
← Hispasat 1E


  1. ^ "AMAZONAS 3". Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  2. ^ Jonathan McDowell (10 February 2013). "Jonathan's Space Report No. 674". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2013.