HYLAS 2

Summary

HYLAS 2
Mission typeCommunication[1]
OperatorAvanti Communications
COSPAR ID2012-043B
SATCAT no.38741Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration15 years
Spacecraft properties
BusSTAR-2
ManufacturerOrbital Sciences Corporation
Launch mass3,325 kilograms (7,330 lb)
Power5 KW[2]
Start of mission
Launch dateAugust 2, 2012 (2012-08-02)
RocketAriane 5ECA
Launch siteKourou ELA-3
ContractorArianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeGeostationary
Longitude31.0° East
Transponders
Band24 + 6 Ka band (NATO K band)
 

HYLAS 2 is a geostationary High throughput satellite operated by Avanti Communications. HYLAS, an acronym for Highly Adaptable Satellite, was launched on an Ariane 5 from Guyana Space Centre at Kourou, French Guiana, on August 2, 2012.

Construction

HYLAS 2 was constructed by Orbital Sciences Corporation on the STAR-2 platform for the UK telecommunications company Avanti Communications Plc.

Features

HYLAS 2 features 4 active and 6 gateway Ka beams covering Northern and Southern Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. HYLAS 2 is also equipped with steerable spot-beams to direct extra capacity in required areas when needed.[3][4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "HYLAS2" (PDF).
  2. ^ "HYLAS 2 Product Sheet" (PDF). datasheet. Avanti Communications Group plc. 10 August 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 August 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  3. ^ Freedomsat - HYLAS 2 Coverage Archived 2012-10-23 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ - Hylas-2 Internet Coverage